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AGENDA 

NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (415) 252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; 
PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call 



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SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Phase I 

University of California Medical Research/Clinic Building 

Jerome Rankin, Associate Administrator/SFGH 
Ed McFarlan/ Kaplan McLauglin Diaz 
Eila Arbuckle/ SF Redevelopment Agency 

RANKIN PUMP STATION HEADWORKS BUILDING PHASE III 

Ernie Ramilo, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

19TH AVENUE TRANSIT SHELTERS PHASE III 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Bureau 



V. STAFF REPORTS 

-Civic Design Guidelines 

VI . ADJOURNMENT 



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CIVIC DESIGN JtEVIEW COMMITTEE 
January~10, 1994) 



25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John KM ken 

Robert LaRocca (arrived 3:10 pm) 

Anne Healy 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PHASE I 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA MEDICAL RESEARCH/CLINIC BUILDING 
Ella Arbuckle, Redevelopment Agency 
Ed McFarlan, Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz 

Ella Arbuckle, of the Redevelopment Agency Introduced to the Committee Ed 
McFarlan of Kaplan McLaughlin D1az. Mr. McFarlan presented the conceptual 
design for a proposed project at San Francisco General Hospital. The design 1s 
a response to a Request for Information Issued by the University of California 
San Francisco for a proposed medical research/clinic at San Francisco General 
Hospital. 

The new building is proposed for a site which 1s currently a parking area along 
22nd Street, next to the Aids Research Building/Clinic. The project attempts 
to incorporate elements of the old and the new in Its use of materials and 
design. The height is proposed to be 53 ' and would consist of four floors. 
The ground floor would house ambulatory clinics. The other three floors would 
be UC clinic laboratory spaces. The project measures 125,000 feet of 
laboratory and clinical spaces. The laboratory requires mechanical support 
resulting in a mechanical penthouse on the roof. The appearance of the 
building's exterior tries to develop a vertical bay which 1s expressed by the 
use of vertical brick piers Infilled with metal curtain walls. The fourth 
floor attic story 1s expressed by recessed glass and by introducing a higher 
level of metal detail. 

Comments from the Committee Included: 

1. The desire to have a "green" edge to the building on 22nd Street. This 1s 
1n keeping with the campus feeling and the need for areas of trees and grass. 

2. The roof zone could be considered for a roof garden. 



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II. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL/UC Medical Research Clinic Building (cont.) 

3. This project could address as a larger issue: the materials vocabulary for 
the hospital for this and future projects. 

4. The use of the green patina copper 1s the red brick 1s aesthetically 
pleasing. 

5. Any relocation of existing works of art must be approved by the Art 
Commission and Included in the project budget. 

6. The detailing of the grids must be correct or it will look applied. It 
should be noted that this has been identified as a design concern which will be 
further examined in a Phase II review. A Motion to recommend a Phase I approval 
was moved and passed unanimously. See Reports and Orders. 

III. RANKIN PUMP STATION HEADWORKS BUILDING PHASE III 
Ernie Ramilo, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Final working drawings were presented for the Rankin Pump Station Headworks 
Building by Ernie Ramilo and Howard Wong. The drawings appeared to be in order 
reflecting previous design discussions from the Civic Design Committee. The 
Committee Identified what it thought would be a long term maintenance issue. 
As the building is currently designed, the dirt from the large front wall will 
be washed onto the skylight. A gutter needs to be added over the skylight at 
the front of the building to address this problem and the drawings modified to 
reflect the addition of the gutter. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. 19TH AVENUE TRANSIT SHELTERS PHASE III 

Ken Jew, Public Utilities Bureau 
Sheila Gh1dh1ni, Artist 

Ken Jew of the Public Utilities Bureau reviewed for the Committee the project's 
progress since the Committee's review 1n December. Design details on the 
entryway and information kiosks have been worked out, as well as lighting, 
tiles and windscreens. He assured the Committee that the project was as the 
artists have designed 1t and that the artists would continue to be Involved 
through the bid and construction portions of the project. MUNI 1s 1n the 
process of negotiating a 15 year contract with San Francisco State University 
for the maintenance and care of the Holloway platform. MUNI 1s expecting to 
take over the platforms by November 1994. 

V. Staff Reports 

C1v1c Design Guidelines: Withdrawn. 

VI. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve San Francisco General Hospital/ University 
of California Research/Clinic Building Phase I. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve Rankin Pump Station Headworks Building 
Phase III. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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V. Reports and Orders (cont.) 

3. Motion to approve 19th Avenue Transit Shelters Phase III. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 pm. 



Submitted by: 



Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



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Pubiiu art Piuh.iiam NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of (lie public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. .speaker lards are available at 
Smuii aiiiims i.iunmi all meetings. for information related to un\ of the following matters, 

415.25^.2581 please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (-115) 252-2593. 



an commission gailem THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
l5 4?5T54 S 9682 INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE! S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. t PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; 
PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call 

II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

Introduction: Judge Daniel Hanlon 
Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 
Chuck Drulis, Ross Durl isArchitects 
John Lee, Barnes & Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee 
Clyde Cohen, Project Manager/CAO' s Office 



PHASE I 



III. SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC TOILETTE PROJECT 

Vitaly Troyan, Department of Public Works 
Jean-Francois Nion, JCDecaux 



PHASE III 



IV. COHEN ALLEY GATE 

Kevin Leepei/Art 1st 

Laurie Lazer, 509 Cultural Center 



PHASE III 



V. BAYVIEW PLAYGROUND RESTROOM 

Tim Lillyquist, Recreation and Park Dept 



PHASE 1 ,11, III 



VI. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

Duncan Watry, MUNI Service Planner- 
Mary Williams, Project Manager/PUC 



PHASE I 




VII. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY 

Victor Talatala, Glen Hunt/Bureau of Architecture 

VIII. DPW MATERIALS TESTING LAB REHABILITATION 



PHASE II 



PHASE III 



City and Coiiniv oi 
San Iiiani i si o 



IX. STAFF REPORTS 

-Powell Street Turnaround/Report of Planning Commission 

approval 
-Review of revised Civic Design Guidelines 



X. ADJOURNMENT 
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with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 

with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Commillee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
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J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 
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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca (arrived 3:11 pm) 

Anne Healy 

Theodore Brown 

Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING PHASE I 

Judge Daniel Hanlon, SF Courts 
Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 
Chuck Drulis, Ross Drulis Architects 
John Lee, Barnes & Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee 
Clyde Cohen, Project Manager/CAO's Office 

Judge Daniel Hanlon made a brief introduction to the Committee of the 
architects chosen to design the New San Francisco Courts Building which will be 
located at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets in the Civic Center across 
from City Hall. The Joint Venture architects were identified as Hood Miller 
and Associates of San Francisco, Ross Drulis Architects of Sonoma and Barnes & 
Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee of San Francisco. The project has been divided among 
the architects as follows: Ross Drulis is responsible for the courtroom 
spaces; Barnes & Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee is developing the exteriors and Hood 
Miller Associates is designing the interior public spaces and coordinating of 
the project. 

The program provides for 40 new courts and hearing rooms. The main entry to 
the building is at the corner of McAllister and Polk. From the corner, the 
main interior entry space is a three story octagonal rotunda. Located on the 
first floor is space assigned to the activities of the court clerk and a 
childcare facility. The second and sixth floors have a double loaded scheme 
which allows for program changes. The fourth floor has a holding area 
incorporated for the juvenile court facilities and public waiting. 

The block is currently zoned for a 70' height limit. Discussions concerning 
the height with the Planning Department have suggested that Planning would 
support a request to modify the height to 80'. This would permit the floor to 



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II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING ( CONT . ) 

floor height to be 13'3". Designs for the building at both heights were 
presented for comparison. 

The rationale behind the contemporary Beaux Arts design of the building facade 
was presented by John Lee. The New Court building has been designed to have a 
relationship with City Hall and the State Building. The belt line and the 
cornice of the Court Building correspond to lines on City Hall. Advantage is 
being taken of the corner to give a gesture of a grand space in the entry and 
to relate the building to the Civic Center. The McAllister and Polk Street 
facades have a three foot depth. The major design element uses large 
traditional arches with variations in the granite block depths which will 
create shadows and interest in the facade. For the Polk Street facade, two 
design thoughts were presented: one which repeated a single arch, the 
prominent design feature on the McAllister Street facade, and one which offered 
a completely different linear window design. The Committee preferred that the 
window arch turn the corner and repeat on Polk Street. 

The Redwood Alley facade design has an 18" depth. The building programming 
which impacts the Redwood Alley design are windows for Judges chambers, two 
courtrooms at the Polk Street end of the building, service entries and parking 
garage level entries at the street elevation. Mr. Lee introduced the design 
rationale for Redwood Alley. The facade design was developed to relate to the 
smaller 35' wide alley scale. A vertical spine with small horizontal ribs in a 
repetitive motif correlate to the columns on the McAllister facade. The intent 
of the design was to reduce the perceived monumental scale of the building. 
The Committee requested that the Redwood Alley design be simplified and studied 
further by the architects before the next review. 

The west or Van Ness facade treatment for the building carried from the 
McAllister facade a couple of strong lines and a window, but only across part 
of the structure. Since the Van Ness Avenue apartment building has been 
designated as "contributory" in the Proposed Civic Center Historic District, it 
is assumed that the building will remain. The Committee felt that the design 
looked "unfinished" as if the building would be expanded in the future. Since 
this is unlikely, the Committee requested that more study also be given to the 
west facade with consideration given to carrying the design across the full 
depth of the structure. 

A mechanical penthouse element is required for the building's elevators. The 
elevators are located just off and behind the octagonal lobby. The Committee 
expressed concern that the elevator penthouse will interfere visually with the 
dome at the McAllister/Polk corner. 

In general, the Committee liked the direction of the project and the approach. 
The Committee unanimously supported the 80' height design over the 70' height 
design stating that the 80' height allowed for a superior design. The 
Committee approved of the depth and shadow making effect on the McAllister and 
Polk streets facades. The architects responded to a concern about the ground 
level "feeling" and public spaces by indicating their design had to consider 
concerns from the client regarding street level vandalism, thereby eliminating 



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some public spaces, i.e., street level window spaces. The Committee also 
inquired if it was possible to make the entrance more grand and/or to open the 
octagon. The building program as currently defined allows for the octagon to 
be open three floors with conference spaces designed into the upper floor 
plans. The Committee agreed that the Redwood Alley facade needs to reduce the 
monumental feel of the scale for that side of the building, but as mentioned 
before, requested that more studies be done on how this could be accomplished. 
The Committee asked that the location of the flagpole be identified before 
Civic Design's Phase II review. Finally, the Committee expressed concern about 
the roof and cupola. The mechanical house should look like part of the 
building. The cupola should be more grand. The Committee requested the 
architects to prepare site views of the building from the Civic Center Plaza 
perspective and from the Van Ness Avenue War Memorial perspective for the next 
review. A motion to recommend Phase I approval to the full Commission was 
passed by a unanimous vote of the Committee. See Reports and Orders. 



III. SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC TOILET PROJECT PHASE III 

Vitaly Troyan, Department of Public Works 
Jean-Francois Nion, JCDecaux 

Debra Lehane briefly explained that the Planning Commission had completed their 
review of the Public Toilet Project and described the agencies, departments, 
and boards which would be reviewing all or part of the Public Toilet Project. 
The reviw and approval presently before the Civic Design Committee concerned 
the Department of Public Works Placement Guidelines Ordertf 163,368 and Order** 
163,369 Public Service Kiosks and Public Toilets respectively. During the 
discussion of the guidelines with the Committee, the following changes were 
made to the orders: 

Sec. I. F. The words "by DPW" were eliminated after the word "denied". 

Sec. II. C. 4. The word "Sixth" was corrected to "Sixty". 

Sec. II. C. 6. The distance had formerly been 100 feet in an earlier draft of 

the guidelines and had been changed to 60 feet. 

Sec. II. G. The new wording: "Public service kiosks shall not be placed on 

medians or traffic islands." 

Sec. II. K. The new wording: "Public service kiosks shall not intrude, 

obstruct, diminish or reduce a significant view or become overwhelming objects 

of key views, including planned and significant street elements. 

The sames changes will be incorporated into DPW Placement Guidelines Order 
#1 63 , 369 , where the term "Public service kiosks" replaces the term "Public 
toilets" in the Guideline language. The Committee moved to approve the 
guidelines and Phase III of the Public Toilet Project with assurances that the 
agreed upon changes would be made to the guidelines. See Reports and Orders. 



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IV. COHEN ALLEY GATE PHASE III 

Kevin Leeper/Artist 

Laurie Lazar, 509 Cultural Center 

Duke Crestfield, Engineer 

The Committee asked the artist to return next month with details defined as to 
how the gate would open and shut with specific attention to the angled portions 
of the upper section of the gate at the hinged joint. There was no motion. 

V. BAYVIEW PLAYGROUND TOILET BUILDING PHASE I, II, III 

Tim Lillyquist, Recreation and Park Department 

Tim Lillyquist of the Recreation and Park Department presented drawings of a 
simple concrete block restroom facility for the Bayview Playground located at 
3rd and Carol Avenue. The open portion of the block structure is covered with 
wooden rafters. The core of the building where the sinks and toilets are 
located is covered with a flat roof. The building structure will be painted 
with a deep tan colored graffiti seal paint. The wood structure around the top 
and perimeter will be a dark wood. The Committee requested as part of its 
approval that Recreation and Park add color to the project by painting the 
metal gate at the entrance a bright color. The project had all three phases 
approved. See Report and Orders. 

VI. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS PHASE I 

Duncan Watry, MUNI Service Planner 
Mary Williams, Project Manager/PUC 

The Public Utilities Commission at MUNI's request is preparing to install 
restroom facilities for MUNI transit operators. The PUC and MUNI are proposing 
to place the oblong concrete structure in ten locations generally at the end of 
long cross-town bus routes. The structures are being installed as a response 
to Union requests to improve working conditions for the MUNI operators and to 
insure delivery of transit services to MUNI patrons. The concrete facility 
measuring 8'5" high by 10 ' 2" long by 5' 10" deep will have either a blue or blue 
gray integral concrete color. A narrow band of tile and glass block circles 
the structure intersecting and overlapping with the top of the door. A second 
band of color encompasses the bottom edge. The Committee requested that 
consideration be given to moving the door to the end of the structure. This 
could draw attention and potential graffiti away from the door area. The 
Committee also suggested that the roof be designed so that it would be self 
cleaning. Another request of the Committee was to simplify the treatment of 
the tile and glass block bands. Before locations can be considered for 
approval the Committee expressed a desire to visit the locations, especially 
along the Embarcadero, Marina and Fisherman Wharf area. The sponsors where 
asked to come back for Phase I review. 

VII. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY PHASE II 

Victor Talatala, Glen Hunt/Bureau of Architecture 
Kathy Bremer, Library 

Victor Talatala of the Bureau of Architecture presented several studies of the 
surface design and treatment for the Mission branch library building addition . 



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VII. MISSION BRANCH LIBRARY (CONT.) 

The exterior treatment which was preferred by the Committee was the narrow 
horizontal bands in the agate 42 color. The Committee recommended a Phase II 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 

VIII. DPW MATERIALS TESTING LAB REHABILITATION PHASE III 

Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

Working drawings for the DPW Materials Testing Lab rehabilitation at the 
Northeast Treatment plan were reviewed and approved by the Committee. See 
Reports and Orders. 

IX. Staff Reports 

-Powell Street Turnaround/Report of Planning Commission approval. 
Debra Lehane identified for the Committee a report submitted by Evan 
Rose of the Planning Department for their information concerning 
improvements for the Powell Street Turnaround at Market Street. 

-Civic Design Guidelines 
Debra Lehane reported that a draft of the revised guidelines would soon 
be available for Commissioner review. 

X. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve San Francisco Courts Building Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve San Francisco Toilet Program Phase III. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Bayview Playground Toilet Building Phase I, II, III. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Mission Branch Library Phase II. 
Motion: John Kriken 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Motion to approve DPW Materials Testing Lab Phase III. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm. 



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Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY MARCH" 21, J9< 

3:00 PM 
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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (415) 252-2593. 



Art Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; 
PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



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II 



III 



IV, 



VI 



VII 



Roll Call 

SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

Introduction: Judge Daniel Hanlon 
Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 
Chuck Drulis, Ross Durl isArchitects 
John Lee, Barnes & Cavagnero/John M.Y. Lee 
Clyde Cohen, Project Manager/CAO's Office 

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 
PARKING GARAGE 

Philip Sower, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Dave Fong/Fong and Chan 

Kevin Hagerty/Parking Authority 

MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

Duncan Watry, MUNI Service Planner 
Catherine Cronin, Project Manager/PUC 

FIRE STATION #37 (REDESIGN) 

Roger Wong, Chris Bigelow/Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE I (cont.) 



PHASE III 



PHASE I 



PHASE I, II 



NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER PHASE II 

Bob Marquis, Hal Brandes, J. Monday/Marquis Associates 
Tim Lillyquist/Recreation and Park Department 
Bob Nist, Project Manager/Bureau of Architecture 



COHEN ALLEY GATE 

Kevin Leeper/Artist 

Laurie Lazer, 509 Cultural Center 



PHASE III 
(cont. ) 



VIII. MIL) EMBARCADERO utSIGN OPTIONS DISCUSSION 

Jill Manton, SF Art Commission 



Emilio Cruz, Waterfront Transportation Projects/CAO's Office 



IX. 45 ONONDAGA STREET, FIRE ESCAPE AND PHASE I II III 

DISABLED ACCESS RAMP 

Linda Alonso/Bureau of Architecture 



X. ENERGY RECOVERY FACILITY PHASE I 

Roger Wong, Bruce Flynn/Bureau of Architecture 

XI. CIVIC CENTER DESIGN GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 

Susana Montana/ Department of City Planning 

XII. CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW GUIDELINES 

Review and approval of revised Civic Design Guidelines 
Debra Lehane/SF Art Commission 

XIII. ADJOURNMENT 

AGENDA. WPS 3/16/94 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)252-2598 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
mat other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 






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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners 



Present 



John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca 

Anne Healy (departed 5:35) 



Commissioners Excused 
Theodore Brown 



Staff Present 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program 

Susan Ponitous, Curator, Public Art Program 

Tonia Macnell, Curator, Public Art Program 



II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

Judge Daniel Hanlon, SF Courts 

Bobbie Sue Hood, Hood Miller Associates 

Chuck Drulls, Ross Drulis Architects 

John Lee, Mark Cavagnero Associates/John M.Y. 

Clyde Cohen, Project Manager/CAO's Office 



PHASE I (cont.) 



Lee 



The San Francisco Courts building received a phase I approval at the February 
14th meeting of the Civic Design Review Committee, however, the sponsors were 
asked to return with additional studies concerning specific design issues. 
Mark Cavagnero and John Lee identified for the Committee design changes which 
had been instituted since the February meeting. The windows of the corner 
entry had been increased in response to the Committee's request to enlarge the 
scale of the primary entry. The Committee approved of the change. The cupola 
or cone above the entry at the roof level had been studied. A slightly larger 
version of the original design was presented as well as a stepped hexagon 
shape. The scale of the cupola was deemed to be Improved. Three studies of 
the Redwood Alley facade were presented. Although the architects still 
preferred the facade presented at the February meeting, they had also prepared 
a version in which the "ribs" had been reduced 50% and a punched window version 
with horizontal details delineating the floors. The Committee preferred the 
punched window design, but requested that the courtroom windows be integrated 
into the design better. Before the Committee continued its comments on the 
design, Lu Blazej, Director of the Department of City Planning was invited to 
address the Committee. Mr. Blazej indicated that the Planning Department was 
concerned about the cupola and public spaces at the corner entry. The other 
area of concern for the Planning Department involved the McAllister street 



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facade and the pedestrian experience. The Planning Department is recommending 
that the windows be as large as possible to be visually Interesting and 
engaging. Mr. Blazej asked the architects to present a drawing where the base 
windows were larger and followed the pattern of the arches. The Committee 
acknowledged the Planning Department's concern about getting light Into the 
building, but agreed with the architects design which provide windows of a 
smaller size opening in the base which 1s consistent with this style of 
building. The Committee suggested that the architects look for other ways to 
bring light into the space. The McAllister Street facade wraps partially 
around the end of the building at the Van Ness end of the building. A square 
window has been centered on the Corinthian Apartment's window well. The 
northern end of the Van Ness wall has a simple horizontal line which pulls the 
design around to the Redwood Alley facade. To soften the appearance of the 
mechanical penthouse, the architects presented a sloped screen wall. The 
Committee preferred a more straight forward solution to screening the 
mechanical penthouse and identified this for further review 1n Phase II of this 
project. Since this project had already received Phase I approval, there was 
no motion required. 

III. SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PHASE III 

PARKING GARAGE 

Philip Sower, Howard Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Dave Fong, Donald T1efenbrunn/Fong and Chan Architects 

Kevin Hagerty/Di rector of Parking 

The Committee was informed by Debra Lehane that the EIR for the San Francisco 
General Hospital Parking Garage had not yet been certified by the Planning 
Commission, but that the Civic Design Review Committee could give the project a 
Phase III review as long as they included as part of their consideration the 
information in the Draft EIR which each of them had received. The full 
Commission approval will be held until the EIR has been certified. 

George Langdon and Don Tlefenbrunn briefly reviewed the project for the 
Committee. The project had remained the same as approved in the Phase II 
review with one exception, the Integrated public art by Anne Chamberlain. 
Public Art curator, Tonia Macneil presented a small model of the artist's 
proposal for the walls adjacent to the main entrances. The artist' design will 
help to emphasize the entrances. The artist has chosen to pull from the 
hospitals brickwork the "cross" patterns. The cross opening will be infilled 
with glass block. Sllkscreened onto the glass block will be historical images 
from the hospital and neighborhood. The small wall will be lit from behind and 
fiber optics are being considered for possible use on the other wall. The 
Committee moved to approve the project for Phase III. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS PHASE I 

Duncan Watry, MUNI Service Planner 
Catherine Cronin, Project Manager/PUC 

Peter Strauss, Muni Director of Service Planning and Claire Caldwell of the 
Transport Worker's Union, Local 250 spoke briefly 1n support of the project and 
its Importance. Catherine Cronin introduced herself as the new PUC project 
manager. Ms. Cronin and Duncan Watry described the changes and considerations 



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given to the Committee's comments from the February meeting. The color of the 
unit has been changes to a warm tan with plain glass block. The door has been 
changed to a concrete to de-emphasize its presence in an attempt to make it 
less attractive to vandals. As requested by the Committee, the design was 
examined for a possible relocation of the door to end of the unit. The current 
design allows for future adapting of the unit for ADA compliance. Moving the 
door to the end would not allow the unit to be adapted 1n the future. The 
Committee requested that the door be changed to a metal door 1n a color to 
match. The glass block element was acceptable but the Committee requested that 
finish details be added to the design and that hardware be studied. The 
Committee reviewed the proposed locations for the units. Two locations, Judah 
at Ocean Beach and La Playa at Cabrillo have a separate design. The tiled 
roof, stucco, double unit design was approved with the understanding that the 
design proposed for Judah and Ocean Beach would be used at both locations. The 
other locations were reviewed with the following comments: 

-Mission at San Jose was approved 

-46th at Wawona: The Committee asked to have the unit grouped with the 

buildings. This location will be reviewed at Phase II. 

-Chestnut at Fillmore: The preferred location was on Chestnut Street on school 

property. 

-Lyon at Geenwlch: The Committee preferred that the unit be put uphill as much 

as possible. 

-48th at Lobos: The Committee requested that the unit be shifted to the right. 

-3rd at 20th: The Committee requested that the unit be toward the curb and the 

door turned around. 

-Jackson at Webster: The Committee requested that other alternatives be 

considered. 

-Kearny at Embarcadero: The location on Kearny south of the driveway was 

approved. 

The Committee moved for Phase I approval. See Reports and Orders. 

V. FIRE STATION #37 (REDESIGN) PHASE I, II 

Chris Bigelow, Roger Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

The F1re Station tt37 project had previously received a Phase III approval from 
the Art Commission, but after putting the project out to bid, the Architects 
determined that the volume of the project would have to be reduced for 
budgetary reasons. To reduce the volume, Chris Bigelow of the Bureau of 
Architecture explained the changes in design. One room on the ground floor and 
half of the 2nd floor was eliminated. Interior spaces were re-conf Igured. The 
front elevation of the edition remained at the same location, but at a lower 
height due to the elimination of the second floor. The new design 1s cement 
plaster (stucco) which is a change from the previous design. The color is 
consistent with the previous design. The art enrichment component of the Fire 
Station was Impacted by the change but has been favorably resolved with the 
artist and Art Commission's public art curator, Susan Pontlous. The Committee 
liked the redesign better than the original design and moved for Phase I and II 
approval. See Reports and Orders. 



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VI. NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER PHASE II 

Bob Marquis, Hal Brandes, J. Monday/Marquis Associates 
Tim Li 1 lyquist/Recreation and Park Department 
Bob Nist, Project Manager/Bureau of Architecture 

Jerry Mitchell of Keller Mitchell Caronna, Landscape Architecture, reviewed for 
the Committee the landscaping, fence and approach to the New Richmond Community 
Center. The fence is a transparent metal picket fence supported by concrete 
columns. The sliding gate is canti levered. In the public area of the sidewalk 
are octagonal shapes, one at each entrance which becomes the first hint of the 
paving. Within the park setting are rough cut boulders which will hold the 
poetry which is part of the art enrichment program. As a response to the 
Committee's concern to screen the parking, the parking had been flipped from 
one end of the lot to the other resulting in an Increase in the landscape area. 
Low bollard lights define the entry to the park. The focal point of the paving 
and landscape is the concentric circles which radiate from the building 
entrance. Seating has been provided by a granite seat wall, which is 
symmetrical with the plaza of the building. A bosque of flowering pear trees 
stands off to the side. From the opposite entry, as mentioned, is the same 
octagonal pattern in the sidewalk which enters into an octagonal landscaped 
area with additional seating. At the property line the Committee discussed the 
wall and asked to look at this in detail at the Phase III review. Mr. Bob 
Marquis reviewed the building materials and colors. The base of the building 
is a rusticated split face concrete block. Above the base is a scored concrete 
block 8 " squares with cement plaster (stucco) above the squares. The roof is 
proposed to be a corrugated metal in a dark green. The Committee indicated 
that they preferred the roof in a lighter color such as the gray/brown color of 
the roof as depicted in the model and asked that Mr. Marquis further study the 
roof color. The Committee passed a motion to approve Phase II. See Reports 
and Orders. 

VII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve MUNI Operator Restrooms Phase I. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve San Francisco Fire Station *»37 Phase I, II. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve New Richmond Community Center Phase II 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

XI. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 pm. 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
MINUTES. WPS/ 3/25/94 



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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS DUE TO THE LOSS OF COMMITTEE 
QUORUM. CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MARCH 21, 1994 

I. COHEN ALLEY GATE PHASE III 

Kevin Leeper/Artist 

Laurie Lazar, 509 Cultural Center 

Duke Crestfield, Engineer 

The artist submitted a model of the gate as a response to the Committee's 
concern about functioning detail of where the angled portions of the upper 
section of the gate meet at the hinged joint. The Committee found the artist's 
solution acceptable. No motion was required. 

II. MID EMBARCADERO DESIGN OPTIONS DISCUSSION 
Emilio Cruz, Waterfront Transportation Projects/CAO's Office 
Rebecca Kohlstrand, Project Manager/Mid Embarcadero Project 
Dan Hodapp, Port of San Francisco 

The request for discussion of the Mid Embarcadero Design Options was Initiated 
by John Kriken, Chair of the C1v1c Design Review Committee. The presentation 
and discussion was begun by Em1l1o Cruz of the Waterfront Transportation 
Projects. Mr. Cruz informed Commissioners Kriken and LaRocca that the schedule 
for the M1d Embarcadero design has slipped due to the addition of the Terminal 
Separator. Rebecca Kohlstrand, Project Manager for the M1d Embarcadero design 
reviewed the previous planning efforts. The current study is scheduled to be 
completed 1n July 1994. This study will look at: 

1. configuration, especially the north end of the plaza, views and shadow 
analysis; 2. financial strategies; 3. art program(s); 4. programming on plaza. 
The Port of San Francisco has asked that the configuration of the roadway be 
reconsidered. Ms. Kohlstrand Indicated that there are procedural issues which 
the Port's scheme will need to address such as exchanges of land use with the 
Recreation and Park Department and whether funding will be jeopardized. Mr. 
Dennis Bouey, newly appointed Director of the Port presented to the Committee 
the Port's position and reasons for the request to re-configure the roadway. 
He emphasized the Port's commitment to remodeling the Ferry Building and to 
utilization of Port property. The Ferry Building project 1s the beginning of 
the Port's efforts to rejuvenate the waterfront. A piazza in front of the 
Ferry Building would provide the' cosmopol itan flavor the Port 1s seeking. With 
proper routing of the traffic and F Line, the Port is of the opinion that it 
could bring people back to the waterfront. The following comments were made by 
Commissioner Kriken and LaRocca in support of the Port's position and request: 

1. The Committee felt that the ease of pedestrian flow would best be achieved 
by splitting the roadway into the two narrower roadways. 

2. Splitting the roadway would allow for the development of turnback loops at 
either end of the Ferry Building which would provide an appropriate and safe 
location for pedestrian crossings. 

3. The split roadway design would represent a major civic design opportunity 
in the joining of two of the most important streets 1n San Francisco - Market 
Street and the Embarcadero. Market Street should be connected to the side of 



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the Embarcadero instead of ending in the existing "dog leg". Any potential 
traffic problem created by joining Market to the Embarcadero can be controlled 
through bollards or other traffic control devices until proper traffic studies 
can be completed. By taking this approach, there should be no delay in the 
timely execution of the project. The Market Street connection also creates a 
safe crossing place for pedestrians across the Embarcadero. 

4. The split roadway design would allow Justin Herman Plaza to continue as the 
"front porch" of the Embarcadero Center and allows for the creation of a new 
piazza for the Ferry Building. The character of this new piazza could 
potentially focus more on the transportation aspects of the Embarcadero and 
Ferry Building. 

The members of the Civic Design Review Committee supported the design concept 
which was put forward by the Port. It was strongly felt that the scheme should 
be studied further as part of the Waterfront Transportation options. 
Commissioner Kriken indicated that a letter stating the Committee's position 
would be forwarded to the appropriate departments and committees. 

III. 45 ONONDAGA STREET, FIRE ESCAPE AND PHASE I, II, III 

DISABLED ACCESS RAMP 

Linda Alonso/Bureau of Architecture 

Linda Alonso of the Bureau of Architecture presented the project which was to 
adapt a former residence next to an Emergency Hospital for use by the Health 
Department. In adapting the stucco/Spanish style architecture, a fire escape 
and an access ramp must be added to the building. The Committee focused its 
concern on the treatment of the access ramp. The ramp which hugs one side of 
the building had a open wrought iron fence which repeated a circle design from 
the window grills. The Committee did not feel that the ramp was sympathetic to 
the architecture. As a compromise, the architect agreed to add 18" of stucco 
to the length of the bottom edge of the ramp which will shorten the amount of 
rail. Although approval will be given to the project under the Civic Design 
Committee Report on April 4th, Ms. Alonso is required to resubmit her drawings 
indicating the change agreed upon by the Commissioners. 

IV. ENERGY RECOVERY FACILITY PHASE I 

Bruce Flynu, Roger Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

Bruce Flynn of the Bureau of Architecture presented models of the Cogeneration 
facility, anticipated to be built next year, which will be located in the 
Southeast Water - Pollution Control Plant. Tire facility has been designed to 
replace an existing 1930's building. The size of the building is roughly 100 x 
fiO x 40 '. The building has a concrete frame with a concrete masonry infill in 
brick red and has been designed to house two generators that will burn methane 
gas to generate electr icity for the plant. Mr. Flynn's design sought to use 
existing details from the other boiler house and details developed by the 
coordinating aichitectual consultant, HOK for the sewage treatment plant master 
plan. Highlighting the design is the main entry which utilizes a glass block 
and a canopy visually held by a large "v" of black cable. Mr. Flynn was 
complimented on his design. Commissioners Kriken and LaRocca indicated 
interest in the Phase II review of colors arid materials. 



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V. CIVIC CENTER DESIGN GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 

Susana Montana/Department of City Planning 

Susana Montana of the Department of City Planning explained that currently 
building projects proposed for the Civic Center have several conflicting 
documents which address different design criteria. She is proposing to gather 
representitlves from the different agencies which sponsor or review projects 
for the Civic Center in an effort to develop a single set of design criteria 
which would be distributed at the Planning Department's zoning desk when a 
project was first being planned. Ms. Montana requested that a member of the 
Civic Design Committee and a staff person be assigned to participate on the 
project. John Kriken, Chair of Civic Design, and Joanne Chow Wlnship, Art 
Commission Director, volunteered to participate in the April 30th discussion 
which will be hosted by the Planning Department, but held in the Art 
Commission's Suite 70 meeting space. 

VI. CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW GUIDELINES 
Debra Lehane/Art Commission 

It was recommended that this item be placed first on the next Committee agenda 
for discussion, review and approval. 

VII. Committee Report for April Full Commission Meeting 

4. Motion to approve 45 Onondaga Street, Fire Escape and 
Disabled Access Ramp Phase I, II, III. 

Motion: John Kriken, Bob LaRocca 

5. Motion to approve Energy Recovery Facility Phase I. 
Motion: John Kriken, Bob LaRocca 

The informal portion of the meeting ended at 7:10 pm. 
Submitted by: 



Debra Lehane 

Civic Design Review Coordinator 



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Civic Am Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Cdmmdni iy Aius 

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POPS Symphony Concerts 

Puhiic Art Program 



Strut Artists Licenses 

Suiie 70 

415.252.2581 



Art Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMTJJfiE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY -AE RIL 18, 




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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art 
Commission (415) 252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; 
PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call 



II 




City and County of 

San Francisco 



III, 



IV. 



VI 



VII, 



VIII, 



UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PHASE I 

FIFIETH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE DESIGN 

Andrew Detsch/Landscape Studio 

Stephanie Rapp/Executive Director UN 50 Committee 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW GUIDELINES 

Review and approval of revised C1v1c Design Guidelines 
Debra Lehane/SF Art Commission 

SHARP PARK CLUBHOUSE AND RESTAURANT ADDITION PHASE I 

Kevin Mills or T1m Kavala/Taylor Restaurant Systems 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

MC LAREN LODGE HANDICAPPED RAMP PHASE I 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 
Susan McKay/The Architects Collaborative 

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE REHABILITATION/LOWER LEVEL PHASE I 

John Thomas, Brian Gatter/Landscape Architecture 
Susan McKay/The Architects Collaborative 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

CABLE CAR KIOSKS/POWELL & MARKET, BAY & TAYLOR, PHASE I, II, III 

DRUMM & CALIFORNIA, BEACH & HYDE 

George Hampton, Richard B1ehn/George Hampton & Associates 

Gordon Smith/Community Affairs Dept. for MUNI 



45 ONONDAGA STREET, FIRE ESCAPE AND 
DISABLED ACCESS RAMP 

Linda Alonso/Bureau of Architecture 



PHASE I, II, III 



IX. ADJOURNMENT 
AGENDA. WPS 4/13/94 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, ami individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held al 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, L, M, and N Tral ns -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from (lie building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located al die intcrsecUon of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Infonnallon on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)252-2598 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonla Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

John Kriken 

Robert LaRocca (arrived 3:30 pm) 

Anne Healy (departed 6:20 pm) 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 50th ANNIVERSARY PHASE I 

Stephanie Rapp, UN 50 Anniversary Committee 
Andrew Detsch, Landscape Studio 

Stephanie Rapp, Executive Director of UN 50 Committee Informed the C1v1c Design 
Review Committee of the goals of the UN 50 Committee to commemorate the signing 
of the United Nations Charter which occurred 1n San Francisco 1n 1945. A group 
of citizens known as the UN 50 Committee have been meeting to plan events for 
the 1995 50th anniversary celebration. One of the projects sponsored by the UN 
Committee involves the installation of text from the UN charter to the existing 
UN plaza from Market Street to Hyde Street. Drew Detsch of Landscape Studios 
was introduced to describe the specific design components which are being 
proposed. The design is intended to commemorate the United Nations without 
affecting the current or future activities of the plaza. The commemorative 
design is Intended to balance and work with the existing elements 1n the brick 
paved plaza. The existing elements consist of the fountain, an obelisk, the 
latitude and longitude meridian markings, two flag poles and the light 
standards. The design presented by the UN 50 Committee proposes to etch the 
Declaration of Humans Rights on the vertical surface of the existing obelisk. 
The proposed addition of upward lighting to the existing flag poles allows the 
flags of the United States and the United Nations to be flown 24 hours a day. 
Significant horizontal paving elements begin with the proposed installation of 
a Buckmlnster Fuller's Dymaxlom of the world in granite with 1/4 inch bronze 
edging measuring 20 feet by 50 feet at the Market Street end of the plaza. As 
one progresses through the plaza toward City Hall, the Preamble to the United 
Nations Charter would be etched onto a 25 foot high by 36 foot wide horizontal 
area of sierra white granite. Continuing through the plaza would be additional 
granite pavers measuring 7 feet high by 36 feet wide which would pull dynamic 
excerpts from the Purposes and Principles of the UN. Located at the axis of 
the plaza would be the logo of the UN also a granite inlaid 1n the brick plaza. 



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II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 50th ANNIVERSARY (CONT.) 

The proposal calls for the replacement of the wooden benches with granite 
plinth benches 7 " thick. The vertical surfaces of the bench seats would have 
repeated phrases etched in letters mearsuring approximately 5" high. Finally, 
the names of the members of the UN as they joined 1s proposed to be etched Into 
the existing granite light standards. 

The members of the Civic Design Review Committee expressed concern about the 
relationship of the new design and the existing design. They asked the sponsor 
to research the original plan for the area, the existing UN Plaza fountain and 
the text which had originally been proposed for the fountain. The Civic Design 
Committee reserved the right to look at how the fountain is Incorporated into 
the commemorative design proposal. Other concerns from the Civic Design 
Committee related to the amount of text for the space and whether it was too 
much text for the plaza. The Civic Design Committee also identified the 
scaling of the letters for the separate items to be critical. Finally the 
C1v1c Design Committee also raised the Issue of whether the Buckmlnster Fuller 
map is the appropriate way to depict the world and whether the preamble should 
break down into another form and shape. The C1v1c Design Committee was 
sympathetic to the time constraints of the project and agreed to hold a special 
meeting 1n two weeks to further review the proposed project. There was no 
motion. 



III. CIVIC DESIGN GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 

Debra Lehane, Art Commission 

The Committee discussed with Ms. Lehane potential wording for the philosophy of 
the C1v1c Design Review Process to be Incorporated 1n the first section of the 
revised version of the Civic Design Review Guidelines. Ms. Lehane was 
instructed to work with the text and present the re-wr1tten portion to the 
Committee at its next meeting. There was no motion. 



IV. SHARP PARK CLUBHOUSE AND RESTAURANT ADDITION PHASE I 

Tom Kavala/Taylor Restaurant Systems 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

Deborah Learner of the Recreation and Park Department briefly explained the 
project and Introduced Tom Kavala of Taylor Restaurant Systems. The project 
proposes an expansion to the Sharp Park Clubhouse and Restaurant located 1n 
Padfica. The City of Padflca's Historic Landmarks Society has already 
commented on the project. The restaurant expansion 1s a single story with a 
peaked roof. The windows repeat an earlier design 1n a smaller format to 
comply with Title 24 energy conservation. The Committee requested that the 
windows turn the corner and that the door be moved over. The framing detail 1s 
to match the existing for light and shadow features. A sidewalk circles the 
building and the before mentioned door provides an emergency exit for the 
handicapped. The Committee would like to see at the Phase II review how the 
sidewalk and landscaping will be incorporated. A Phase I motion was moved and 
approved. See Reports and Orders. 



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V. MC LAREN LODGE HANDICAPPED RAMP PHASE I 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 
Susan McKay/The Architects Collaborative 

Deborah Learner of the Recreation and Park Department introduced for the 
Committee the need for the Recreation and Park Department to add a ramp to 
McLaren Lodge to provide access to the first floor offices and meeting rooms. 
The ramp 1s Intended for the front of the Lodge. Susan McKay of The Architects 
Collaborative explained how the project would require the removal of an 
existing porch. The new porch will then be raised to meet the front door 
providing access at the main doorway entrance. With the ramp addition, the 
Department intends to add a pedestrian walkway for access to the Lodge. It was 
decided that a decorative pattern on the ramp should repeat to the column with 
a break to end the design. Next, the Committee's discussion focused on the 
historic appearance which has always been a vine covered structure. The 
earthlness of the building and its landscaping has an Important relationship to 
one another and a certain charm which should be maintained, if possible. The 
Committee asked 1f a space between the building and the ramp could be 
considered which would allow for the retention of the vines. The Committee 
asked that Phase II address the questions concerning the vines. The Committee 
moved to approve Phase I. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE REHABILITATION/LOWER LEVEL PHASE I 

Brian Gatter/Landscape Architecture 
Rich Kozono/The Architects Collaborative 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

Deborah Learner of the Recreation and Park Department introduced the final 
Recreation and Park Department item on the agenda for the April meeting. 
Submitted for Phase I approval was the design for the lower level of Portsmouth 
Square which Includes a disabled access path and a multi-purpose room under the 
pedestrian bridge. Rich Kozono of The Architects Collaborative described the 
design concept of the building for the multi-purpose room. Placement of the 
room under the bridge limits the ceiling height of the room to between 7 feet 
and 11 feet. The design strategy 1s to pull the building out from under the 
bridge slightly at an angle which parallels a wall 1n the park. This treatment 
removes the building from being completely 1n the shadow of the bridge and 
allows for a row of skylights made of polycarbonate and angled to discourage 
access from the bridge above. The park side or south facade has doors which 
open onto the park which allows activities to flow Into the adjacent area 
during the day. The facility will also be available for nighttime use. The 
south wall with the skylights above 1s proposed to have integral color concrete 
as the material. The proposed material for the east and north facades 1s a 
metal panel system. Glazing other than the skylights will be wired glass. The 
Committee began Its discussion by commenting on how they liked the use of the 
space under the bridge. The Committee identified as a concern the separation of 
the bridge structure from the room structure and that the relationship of the 
structures 1s a key problem. It was the recommendation of the Committee that 
the architects wrap the plane wall of the structure with common materials 
Instead of the material change as presented. It was suggested that placement 
of the entry be studied. Finally, the Committee asked that the angled wall was 



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VI. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE REHABILITATION (CONT.) 

be pulled out 1 to 1-1/2 feet and more exaggerated. It was felt that this 
would allow for a perpendicular connection of the building to the bridge. 
The Committee also asked that the architects study the colors and consider 
their relationship to the colors approved on the upper terrace. Brian Qatter 
of the Landscape Architecture department briefly identified the landscape 
changes to the lower level. A large staircase will connect the lower level to 
the upper level; a ramp has been added for access between the upper and lower 
levels; pedestrian flow and circulation was reviewed. The Committee asked the 
representitives to relay to the Parking Authority the need to Improve the 
signage at the entry of the garage to reduce the visual clutter and supported 
the efforts by the landscape architects and Rec/Park to create a green zone 
around the garage and park. The project received a phase I approval from the 
Committee. See Reports and Orders. 

VI I. CABLE CAR KIOSKS/POWELL & MARKET, BAY & TAYLOR, PHASE I 

DRUMM & CALIFORNIA, BEACH & HYDE 

George Hampton, Richard B1ehn/George Hampton & Associates 
Gordon Smith/Community Affairs Dept. for MUNI 

Mary Anne Mllner, representing Gordon Smith, explained that the Public 
Utilities Commission has Issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a vendor to 
operate a concession to sell cable car specific materials at the four cable car 
turn arounds. The locations are Powell & Market, Bay & Taylor, Drumm & 
California, Beach & Hyde. The RFP calls for the vendor to build and maintain 
kiosks at the four locations. George Hampton of George Hampton & Assocs. , to 
whom the contract will be awarded, presented a rendering of a kiosk which 
mimics the appearance of the cable car. The structure 1s open to the public on 
one side with a security door which rolls down for closure at night. The size 
of the kiosk varies due to the locations. Employees for George Hampton & 
Associates will also maintain the four locations. The Committee Indicated that 
siting of the structures 1n each of the locations 1s critical. They also 
requested a rendering of how the structure will appear when the door 1s closed. 
They found no objection to the basic design concept of the kiosk, but requested 
that each site be defined with an overview of the area. Also, placement of any 
kiosks must be made with consideration of future plans for each area. The 
vendor was asked to research this information with the Department of Public 
Works and the Department of City Planning. A phase I approval was given to the 
cable car design concept only. See Reports and Orders. 

VIII. 45 Onondaga Handicap Ramp Phase III 

Linda Alonso/Bureau of Architecture 

As requested by the C1v1c Design Review Committee 1n last month's review of the 
45 Onondaga project, Ms. Alonso presented the corrected working drawings for 
her project which incorporated the agreed changes. There was no motion. 



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IX. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve Sharp Park Clubhouse and Restaurant addition 
Phase I. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve McLaren Lodge Handicapped Ramp Phase I. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Portsmouth Square Rehabilitation/Lower Level Phase I 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve Cable Car kiosks design concept only Phase I 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 pm. 



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I. Roll Call 



II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PHASE I 

FIFIETH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE DESIGN 
Andrew Detsch/Landscape Studio 
Stephanie Rapp/Execut1ve Director UN 50 Committee 

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3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m. 



I . ROLL 

Commissi oners Present 
John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Aris Demetrios 



Commissioners Excused 
Anne Healy 



Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 50th ANNIVERSARY PHASE I 

Stephanie Rapp, UN 50 Anniversary Committee 

Andrew Detsch, Landscape Studio 

Anne Kohs, UN 50 Anniversary Committee 

Drew Detsch presented slides of the existing conditions in the United Nations 
plaza and with Art Commission staff person Debra Lehane provided background 
research on United Nations plaza and fountain design. 

The Committee was informed about the major fountain design feature which 
consists of a tidal pool action. The fountain was designed with the concept of 
continent masses and islands joined together by the world's oceans. The slowly 
raising level of the water in the basin slowly fills, mimics the rising tide. 
When it reaches the maximum depth, valves open to flush the water. The rising 
tide then repeats in a cycle. The vertical and arched fountain jets were to be 
used on special occasions. According to the stationary engineers for the 
fountain, the tidal action of the fountain has not functioned for approximately 
18 years. The stationary engineer reported that "something" happened many 
years ago to cause the fountain to be shut down and it is DPW's position that 
to operate the fountain as designed is not cost effective, since it requires 
staffing of an engineer whenever the tidal action is in operation. The 
fountain needs a full mechanical and electrical evaluation and repairs before 
the tidal activity could be activated. The Committee requested that Ms. Lehane 
contact Dick Chaix who is familiar with the electrical and mechanical for 
assistance in making the evaluation. As for the concept of text on the 
fountain, although it was depicted to have text on renderings dated 1975 
presented by Ernest Born, text consultant to the project, neither Mr. Detsch, 
nor Ms. Lehane could find evidence that the concept had ever been fully 
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The Civic Design Committee instructed Ms. Lehane to contact Lawrence Halprin as 
a courtesy to inform him of the project and to further research background on 
the plaza. 

Discussion then focused on the specific proposal for the 50th Anniversary 
Commemorative design. Mr. Detsch informed the Committee of changes to the size 
of the granite tablets for the Preamble to 15 x 10'; the text panels to 4' x 
22'; and the UN logo to a 15' diameter. Slides were shown which presented the 
massing in the plaza and the rhythm of the proposed insets. 

Added to the design were two 2' x 12' granite walls at the end of the 
promenades which would hold identification of the UN information and charter 
members. He indicated that DPW Landscape Architecture department has informed 
him of a proposed change of the light standards in the area which would affect 
the ability to place the names of the countries as they joined the UN. The 
Civic Design Committee took a very strong position of wanting the existing 
light standards to remain stating that the space should be retained for future 
generations and the design preserved. The approval of the design of light 
standards is given to the Art Commission by the Charter Section 3.601. 

The Committee liked the sense of the place being created by the design and the 
space being used as a marker and a theme area, but was concerned about the 
design being too spotty. 

The existing obelisk presents design problems and how it should relate to the 
new elements. Ms. Lehane was asked to again check with Lawrence Halprin about 
the original intent of the obelisk and its importance to the existing design 
and the potential for its removal if it improves the overall design of the 
plaza. 

The following changes and suggestions were made concerning the design: 

1. It was suggested that the UN logo and the Preamble be switched in locations. 
This would keep all the geometric hard shaped text panels within the promenade 
space. The circular shaped logo would relate to the circular shapes of the 
flag poles and announce the space with the recognized logo. The Preamble would 
be on the prominent axis in center of the promenade. 

2. The granite pavers will require a border which is a design detail the 
Committee would like to see at the next approval. 

3. The 2 x 12 ' wall ends were eliminated. The use of two existing bollards 
or the potential replacement of the bollards with an elegant appropriate shape 
was suggested if something at the ends to carry a message is deemed necessary. 

4. The Buckminster Fuller Dymaxiom of the world was eliminated. This allows 
for the commemorative proposal to occupy the specific space of the promenade 
and retains the Market Street Plaza space design. 

The next presentation should resolve the size of the text within the granite 
field, the significance, purpose and use of the obelisk, and how granite slab 
panels will be broken into component sections. 



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The final discussion conerned the bench design element. The overall design 
proposes to replace the existing wood benches with granite benches. The 
Committee felt that wood was a warmer, more inviting material for seating. 
Unless the UN 50 Anniversary Committee could develop a better design for the 
benches, it was the position of the Civic Design Review Committee that the 
existing benches should remain. 

The Committee recommended a Phase I approval of the basic design concept. See 
Reports and Orders: 

III. CIVIC DESIGN GUIDELINES 

The revised Civic Design Review Guidelines were considered with minor changes 
to the wording suggested before final approval. 

IV. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the basic design concept for the UN 
50th Anniversary Commemoration for United Nations Plaza. 
Motion: John Kriken 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

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I. Roll Call 



II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

Judge Hanlon/ San Francisco Courts 
Bobbie Sue Hood/ Hood Miller Associates 
John M.Y. Lee/Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y, 



PHASE II 



Lee 



III. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS 

Duncan Watry/ MUNI Service Planner 
Catherine Cronin/ Project Manager 



PHASE II 



IV. SHARP PARK CLUBHOUSE AND RESTAURANT ADDITION 

Kevin Mills or Tim Kavala/Taylor Restaurant Systems 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 



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SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 
MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY 



Potrero Street 
Elevation Change 



Herbert McLaughlin, Kelly Galloway/Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz 

VI. CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW GUIDELINES 

Recommendation to adopt revised Civic Design Guidelines 
Debra Lehane/SF Art Commission 




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Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
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All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
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Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
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Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

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Civic Center HART, located at the intersection of Gmvc, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infomiation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

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I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present 
John Kriken 
Robert LaRocca 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

Judge Hanlon/San Francisco Courts 

Bobbie Sue Hood/Hood Miller Associates 

John M.Y. Lee/Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y, 



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John Lee reviewed outstanding design issues from the last Civic Design Review 
of the project. The first item for discussion involved the mechanical roofline 
and whether to have a mansard to screen the mechanical. The Committee 
preferred the design without a mansard and instructed the architects to keep 
the penthouse simple and as low as possible. The next item involved the cupola 
at the entrance. The Committee requested that the architects study the cupola 
further and develop various flat approaches to the corner. The Committee 
expressed interest in seeing how the joint line of the building to the sidewlak 
will be detailed. Mr. Lee explained that there is a subtle color and texture 
change which occurs at the base of the building. The materials identified for 
the project are Sierra white granite for the facade, gray coated lead for the 
roof, stainless steel at the entrance, medium gray for the trim color and light 
green glazing for the windows. Stone or metal buttons are being considered for 
the window sill, but has not been finalized as a decision. The Committee asked 
if a decision had been made as to how the building would be identified and 
asked for information regarding the building ID at the next meeting. The 
architects advised the Committee of the potential for the garage door to be 
moved to the Polk Street side of the building. The Committee expressed a 
preference for the garage to be on the Redwood Alley side saying that a garage 
door on Polk Street looked like a "mouse hole" and out of place. Finally, the 
Committee asked the architects to be prepared to advise the Committee about the 
street/landscape language which will surround the building. This includes 
street lighting, sidewalk materials, trees, and details of the entry paving. 
The Committee expressed an interest in keeping the streetscape in the Civic 
Center uniform. The architects expressed a preference for no trees adjacent to 
the building. The Committee recommended a Phase II approval. See Reports and 
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III. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS PHASE II 

Duncan Watry/MUNI Service Planner 
Catherine Cronin/Project Manager 

Duncan Watry and Catherine Cronin reviewed for the Committee the proposed sites 
for the Muni operator restrooms and any comments from the public or problems 
identified with the site from the last review of the project. 

1. Jackson and Webster - The unit fits into the indentation of Jackson 
Street. Site was approved. 

2. 46th and Wawona - The unit could not be placed where the Committee had 
suggested due to a motel stairway, but was placed to group with an existing 
handicap ramp. Site was approved 

3. 20th and 3rd Street - The Committee preferred that the unit be moved 1-2' 
away from the building corner to separate the structure from the building. 
Site was approved. 

4. Kearny and Embarcadero - It was confirmed that the site preferred by the 
Committee would accommodate the unit. Site was approved. 

5. Chestnut and Fillmore - The project sponsors met with the school principal. 
The principal preferred that the unit be moved to the Fillmore side of the 
building to an unlandscaped area near the auditorium entrance. Site was 
approved. 

6. Lyon and Greenwich - The community preferred to have the unit moved 
downhill to a block with commercial uses. The community also preferred a roof 
with a tile treatment. The modified unit with tile was not approved. The 
Committee indicated that the Ocean Beach design should be used or the standard 
unit design. Site was approved. 

7. 48th and Point Lobos - The unit is being placed in the city's right of way 
north of the proposed site. The activity across the street from the location 
is more commercial. Site was approved. 

The materials are a cast concrete in a warm beige tone with clear glass block 
insets and a metal door to match the body color. The Committee recommended a 
light sand blasting be included in the specs. The Committee also requested 
design detail to the top edge of a flashing with an up turn which would give a 
simple 3/4" definition to the top edge. The Committee moved to recommend a 
Phase II approval. See Reports and Orders. 

IV. SHARP PARK CLUBHOUSE AND RESTAURANT ADDITION PHASE II, III 

Tom Cavala/Taylor Restaurant Systems 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 

Tom Cavala presented new drawings which identified concerns from last month's 
review of the project. The drawings showed that the door had been moved and 
the windows made to wrap the corner of the building as requested by the 
Committee. The top design of the window replicated the shadow and detail of 
the existing windows. The sidewalk has had a 6" stem wall added. The beige 
color, determined bv the Recreation and Park Department, will match the 
existing color. Juniper tarns will be planted in landscaped areas. The roof 
will be a Maxitile terra-cotta red. The gutter will hide the edge of the roof 
The Committee moved to recommend a Phase II and III approval for the project. 
See Reports and Orders. 



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V. CIVIC DESIGN GUIDELINES DISCUSSION 

Debra Lehane, Art Commission 

The Committee asked that a Construction/Implementation statement be added to 
the end of the guidelines which identifies the responsibility of the applicant 
to inform the Commission of any changes which occur to the approved design 
during the construction of the project. The guidelines were approved with the 
added language. See Reports and Orders. 

VI. STAFF REPORT: RICHMOND RECREATION CENTER 

Tim Lillyquisl, Recreation and Park Department 

Tim Lillyquist of the Recreation and Park Department explained that the 
Department has reconsidered the inclusion of the parking lot for the Richmond 
Recreation Center and is considering an alternative to the parking. Instead of 
a parking lot, the Department is considering 90 degree parking on 18th and 19th 
Avenues next to the building. To accomplish this, they are proposing to move 
the building on the lot 8-10' east creating a green zone on the 19th Avenue 
side of the building. Advantages to this proposal include more street parking 
for the community, the recreation center sits in a mini-park setting with more 
landscaped areas available around the building. The building is also set apart 
from the residential community as having a different function. The informal 
inquiry by Mr. Lillyquist was to request the Civic Design Review Committee's 
reaction to the proposed change before committing funds from the Recreation and 
Park Department for the modification. The Committee indicated that the 
proposal had merit and as long as the community accepts the idea and the 
artist, Seyed Alavi remain involved in the redesign of the landscaped areas and 
new design opportunities that they had no design objections. 

VIII. REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to approve the San Francisco Courts Building Phase II. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to approve MUNI Operator Restrooms Phase II. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to approve Sharp Park Clubhouse and Restaurant addition 
Phase I, II. 

Motion: Bob LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to adopt the revised Civic Design Review Guidelines. 
Motion: Bob LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 pm. 



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Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 
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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE GUIDELINES 



INTRODUCTION 



The Art Commission's resDonsibi 1 itv for the approval of the design of structures 
on city property is identified in Charter Section 3.601. The charter gives power 
to the Commission for the review and approval "with respect to the design of 
buildings, bridges, viaducts, elevated ways, approaches, gates, fences, lamps or 
other structures erected or to be erected upon land belonging to the city and 
county, and concerning arches, bridges, structures and approaches which are the 
property of any corporation or private individual and which shall hereafter be 
erected or contracted for, and may advise in respect to lines, grades and platting 
of public ways and grounds." (San Francisco Charter Section 3.601) 

The San Francisco Art Commission adopted, in 1993, the following Mission 
Statement: 

The San Francisco Art Commission is the City Agency that champions the arts in San 
Francisco. Believing that a creative cultural environment is essential to the 
City's well being, our programs integrate the arts into all aspects of City Life. 

The first goal in the Strategic Plan of the Art Commission is "To ensure the 
highest quality of urban design where the arts are a constant presence." The 
urban design review responsibi 1 itv is assigned to a standing subcommittee of 
Commissioners called the Civic Design Review Committee. The Committee is composed 
of two architects, one landscape architect and one artist. 

The Civic Design Review Committee has a responsibility to insure that civic 

projects clearly reflect the public interest by being appropriate to their 

surroundings in design, scale, massing, and are easily accessible, safe, 
comfortable, and resoresent the highest urban design standards. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Architectural and Civic Design Projects 

Projects submitted to the San Francisco Art Commission are evaluated in accordance 
with a three phase review process which allows the Commission to assist the 
applicant in developing a project that will attain a high level of design quality 
and fit appropriately Into the urban environment. The review process also assists 
the applicant bv providing Commission guidance prior to the expenditure of large 
amounts of time and capital in the preparation of detailed design and construction 
documents. 

Applicants seeking project review and approval from the Art Commission should send 
a letter requesting that the project be placed on the agenda of the Civic Design 
Review Committee. Such letters of request must be received at the Commission's 
office bv noon Mondav one week prior to the scheduled monthly Civic Design 
Committee meeting. The project will be scheduled by the Civic Design Review 
Coordinator for review. The mailing address is: Civic Design Review, San 
Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

The Commission's Civic Design Review Committee will make one of the following 
recommendations - either "approval" or "approval with contingencies" or 
"disapproval" - to the full Art Commission at its next regularly scheduled 
meeting. The Civic Design Review Committee may choose to withhold 
approval/disapproval, requesting the applicant to re-submit the project for design 
approval. All contingencies must be removed for Final Phase III approval. 
Project with pending environment reviews will not receive a final Phase III 
approval until the certification of any Environmental Impact Report or Negative 
Environmental Declaration has occurred. 

Applicants are required to have a representative available at the Civic Design 
Committee's meeting to explain their project and answer questions of the 
Committee. Attendance of the applicant at the full Commission meeting is not 
required - unless specifically requested by the Committee. 

Project Submission Requirements are as follows: 

PHASE I SCHEMATIC DESIGN REVIEW 



Purpose: 



To review the project in its conceptual and schematic form. 



The Phase I introductory presentation to the Committee is critical in defining the 
project. The presentation should begin with a general introduction of the project 
and the project sponsor's goals. This introduction should contain history of the 
project and/or building and its historical significance, if appropriate. The 
departmental programming concerns, requirements, functions and services which are 
or will be performed within the building or project should be established. Within 
the presentation, architectural criteria such as building massing, specific design 
goals and concerns should be reviewed. It is the responsibility of the presenting 
agency to identify for the Committee any Master Plan considerations, Environmental 
reviews, or comments of other reviewing agencies (i.e. Landmarks Board). Major 
projects may require more than one meeting before Phase I approval is obtained. 



Concerns: 



Minimum 
Requirements: 



1. Location of the project site; 

2. Relationship of the proposed construction to the site 
and its effect on the surrounding community; 

3. General form, appearance, and character of the project as 
it relates to the surrounding physical environment; 

4. General materials of construction; and 

5. Potential for art enrichment within the scope of the project 

1. Photographs of the actual building site and the immediate 
surrounding area (black and white, or color 8 x 10 ", 
mounted on light-weight board not to exceed 30 x 40 in 
dimension that will also include a site map identifying the 
exact location and surrounding vicinity of the project). 

2. Schematic design drawings mounted on light-weight board not 
to exceed 30 x 40 in dimension. (Exceptions to the 
maximum size may be made for projects the scope and scale 
which require larger drawings.) 



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Phase I. cont. 



While drawinqs are preferred with color applied to 
differentiate areas and materials, black-and-white drawings 
will be accepted. Drawinqs should Include: 

a. Site plan including surrounding area; 

b. Schematic building elevations plans and sections; 

c. Perspective sketch(es) - Note: sketches are desired 
but not required for landscape or playground projects. 



The applicant will be responsible for transporting drawings, 
materials samples, and other visual aids to all required 
meetings. 

3. Three-dimensional study or presentation models are desirable 
when appropriate but not always required. However, such 
models may be required at the discretion of the Civic Design 
Committee or the full Art Commission. 

4. Documents identifying project funding sources to identify 
eligible art enrichment projects. 

Note: If a project is determined to be art enrichment eligible, the applicant or 
appropriate representative shall agree to meet with the Commission's Public Art 
Staff to develop preliminary plans for the incorporation of art work(s) in the 
project prior to Phase I review and approval of the project by the Civic 
Design Committee. 

Should the Visual Arts Committee elect to make no recommendation for inclusion of 
art enrichment in the project, the applicant shall receive a document so stating 
and shall be released from any further obligations regarding art enrichment in the 
project. 

PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 



Purpose 



To Review the project in more detail prior to applicant's 
commencinq with contract documents. 



Phase II Design review begins with a brief summary of the Phase I discussion which 
identifies the areas of concern to be addressed during the Phase II review. 



Concerns: 



Minimum 
Requirements: 



1. Detailed site development including landscaping; 

2. Specific Architectural design or urban design appearance; 

3. Specific materials and textures; 

4. Design details as they affect project appearance; 

5. General color scheme: and 

6. Detailed art enrichment proposal for the project, if 
applicable, describing the parameters of the program, 
type of art work to be considered, location(s), 

and funding amounts to be allocated for art work. 

1. All materials submitted for Phase I review with further 

desiqn development. Drawinqs to be mounted on light-weight 
board not to exceed 30 x 40" in dimension. Color coding 
desired but not required. 



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Minimum 

Requirements 

Cont. 



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4. 



Landscape schematic plan to be mounted on 

light-weight board not to exceed 30 x 40 ' in dimension. 

Color coding desired but not required. 

Samples of proposed colors and materials. 

Outline of the art enrichment program for the project and 

proposed budget for art work. 



Note: The applicant or appropriate representative shall consult with the 
Commission's Visual Arts Committee in order to finalize the art enrichment plan 
prior to Phase III review of the project by the Civic Design Committee. 

PHASE III CONTRACT DOCUMENT REVIEW 



Concerns: 



Purpose: To insure that the completed project will conform to earlier 

submittals and that the final project is acceptable as to 
quality, appropriateness of materials and aesthetic merit of 
design. Should any design changes occur after Phase III review 
or as a result of the bid process, it is the sponsors 
responsiblity to return with the project for an additional Phase 
III review and approval/disapproval of changes. 

1. Final design details as they affect the project aesthetic and 
function; 

2. Specific materials, textures, and finishes: 

3. Site development details; 

4. Specific external colors and any internal colors affecting 
exterior appearance; 

5. External project graphics and signage; and 

6. Art Enrichment project details describing their 
relationship to local aesthetic, environmental, and 
social concerns. 

1. One set of bound substantially complete project 
working drawings (color coding of important drawings 
and details will speed review). 

2. Project's exterior color scheme to be mounted on a 
light-weight board not to exceed 30 x 40" in dimensions. 

3. Project's exterior graphics and signage to be presented in 
most descriptive and convenient manner. 

4. Evidence that applicant is working with the Commission's 
Visual Arts Committee on art enrichment for the project. 

CONSTRUCTION/IMPL EMENTA TION: 

It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform the Art Commission of any 
changes which affect the design and/or materials as approved by the Art Commission 
through the Civic Design Review three phase process. 

FURTHER ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE COORDINATOR OF THE CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 

COMMITTEE. 252-2593 

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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 



Art Commission Galiery 

155 Grove STREET 

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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 



THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW 
COMMITTEE FOR JUNE 20, 1994 IS CANCELLED. THE NEXT 
REGULAR MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 18, 1994. 



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Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker- Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call 

II. SOUTH BEACH PARK SUBSTATION 
PHASE I, II 

Ken Jew, Project Manager/Public Utilities Commission 

III. NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY - 5TH FLOOR ADDITION 
PHASE I. II 

Woodv Jones, Ernie Rami lo/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 
PHASE II, REVIEW AND DISCUSSION 

Mark Cavagnero/Mark CavagneroAssoc./John M.Y. Lee 
Bobbie Sue Hood/Hood Miller Associates 

V. BEACH CHALET REHABILITATION PROJECT/GOLDEN GATE PARK 
PHASE I, II 

Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Dept. 

Clark Manus/Heller and Leake Architects 

Jorge Alfaro, Catherine Carroll/Bureau of Architecture 




VI. FIRE STATION tt 37 
PHASE I, II 

Chris Bigelow, Roger Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

VII. OCEAN BEACH TERMINAL KIOSK PROJECT/LA PLAYA AND CABRILLO 
PHASE I 

Catherine Cronin, John Katz/MUNI 



Cm and Cousin or 
San Francisco 



VIII. STAFF REPORTS 

A. MID EMBARCADERO OPEN SPACE PROJECT 

B. SAN FRANCISCO GALLERY, 155 GROVE 



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VIII. Staff Reports (cont) 

C. CIVIC CENTER STUDIES 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 



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A CCESS1B1UTY IN FORM A TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, Including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 



Accessible curtvside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. j 

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Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center HART, located at the intersection of Gmvc, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals wilh severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonla Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the fo. lowing matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO D'SCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT: PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call 

II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING 

PHASE II, REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF CUPOLA 

Mark Cavaqnero/Mark CavaqneroAssoc./John M.Y. Lee 

Bobbie Sue Hood/Hood Miller Associates 

III. BEACH CHALET REHABILITATION PROJECT/GOLDEN GATE PARK 
APPROVAL OF MURAL ROOM FINISHES 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Dept. 
Clark Manus/Heller and Leake Architects 
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Ken Jew, Pro.iect Manaqer/Publ ic Utilities Commission 

V. MID-EMBARCADERO OPEN SPACE PROJECT PRESENTATION 

Rebecca Kohl strand, Pro.iect Manaqer 

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VI. INTRODUCTION TO SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MASTER PLAN 
Gene Bordeqaray, Administrator, Bureau of Desiqn and Construction 

VII. DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE PLAN PRESENTATION 

Evan Rose. Planner, Department of City P7anninq 

VIII. STAFF REPORTS 

A. SAN FRANCISCO GALLERY, 155 GROVE (Commissioner Meyer) 



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"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americatis 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of Uie Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-slopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center HART, located at the intersection of Gn>vc. Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infonnation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 







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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 



Commissioners Present 

Anne Healy 

Rod Freeba1rn-Sm1th 

W1 1 1 iam Meyer 

Bob LaRocca 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 



Commlss loners Excused 



II. San Francisco Courts Building Phase II 

Mark Cavagnero - Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y.Lee 
Bobble Sue Hood - Hood Miller Associates 

Mark Cavagnero reviewed for the Committee the design and materials of the 
corner cupola. The cupola material 1s a thermal finished sierra white granite. 
Detailed drawings of how the cupola meets the corner were presented. Questions 
concerning the appropriate height of the circular window at the top of the 
corner unit were answered, resulting 1n the height remaining as depicted. 
Commissioners Freebal rn-Smith, Meyer and LaRocca voted for approval. 
Commissioner Healy opposed the approval. 

Motion to approve San Francisco Courts Building cupola Phase II. 

Motion: Rod Freebairn-Smlth 
Consensus: Freebal rn-Sm1th, Meyer, LaRocca Aye 
Healy opposed 



III. San Francisco Beach Chalet 

Jorge Alfaro, Bureau of Architecture 
Clark Manus, Heller and Leake Architects 



Phase II 



After a brief Introduction of the Beach Chalet project by Jorge Alfaro, Clark 
Manus presented a drawing of the proposed flooring pattern of ceramic quarry 
tile. The flooring 1s proposed to be 8 x 8" quarry tiles in three shades of 
brown with a black band that plays off the border of the mosaic band on the 
mural walls. The Committee requested to see the actuals tiles and the results 
of an acoustics study at the Phase III review of the project. The floor finish 
of the Interior stairs will be a restoration of the original design in vinyl. 

Motion to approve the interior finishes for the main mural room San Francisco 
Beach Chalet Phase II. 



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IV. South Beach Park Sub Station Phase III 
Ken Jew, Public Transportation Commission 

Ken Jew introduced Richard Clair, project designer. Mr, Clair reviewed the 
elevation drawings and samples for the Committee. The Committee requested that 
the PTC request the Redevelopment agency to coordinate the design of the fence 
with the buildings. Mr. Clair Indicated that he would pass the request on to 
Mr. Yamagita of the Redevelopment Agency. 

Motion to approve the South Beach Park Sub Station Phase III. 

Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. M1d Embarcadero Open Space 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation Project 

Rebecca Kohlstrand of the Waterfront Transportation Project explained that the 
objective of the M1d Embarcadero Open Space Report was to establish a major 
civic plaza across from the Ferry Building. The report looked at four major 
issues: Land Use, Open Space, the Art Program and the Financial Strategy. 
Land Use discussion focused on blocks 202 and 203. Consideration 1s being 
given to developing half of block 202 with the other half being dedicated to 
public use and would remain open space. The block might be developed by 
building a hotel, residential development, or retail uses. The report 
indicates a desire to define a strong activated urban edge. Height limits have 
been determined by Proposition K at 40 feet for lot 202 and 80 feet along Drumm 
Street. 

The report's formal recommendation for roadway alignment supported by the 
Citizens Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee 1s Alternative 
C, as presented 1n the report. 

The report assumes that the MUNI layover at the southern edge of the open space 
stays 1n place, but the City will look for alternatives to that location. 

Two designs for roadway cross sections presented to the Committee are still 
under debate. 

The Art Program provides for both Integrated pieces and commissioned pieces. 
The Embarcadero Ribbon Project and Signage projects will be considered for 
continuation Into the plaza. 

Redesign of the area 1s being estimated at $18 million. 

The Environmental Impact Report considering roadway alignment 1s linked to the 
review of the Transbay Terminal Separator. The draft EIR 1s due July 1995. 

There are no mid block crossings for pedestrian between Mission and Howard. 
Due to the width of the roadways, pedestrians will require two lights to cross 
the Embarcadero Roadway. 

The Committee discussed concerns about the Market Street Connection and the F 
line. Ms. Kohlstrand advised the committee about the Federal review of 
transportation elements known as "4F". The 4F review 1s triggered when 
transportation projects encroach on recreational open space. The WTP 1s 
concerned that the 4F process would delay the project and Rec/Park did not war 
the encroachment. 



C1v1c Design Review Committee Minutes/September 19, 1994 
The Committee expressed concern about a cohesive "beautiful" plan. Ms. 
Kohlstrand responded that the next step 1s to bring 1n an urban design 
consultant. An artist 1s be Included as part of the design team. 

Members of the Public were Invited to testify: 

Eula Walters : Ms. Walters expressed concern about retaining open space and the 
opposed future potential development of lots 202 and 203. See attached letter. 
Norman Rolfe : Mr. Rolfe supported the location of the MUNI layover and would 
even Hke to see 1t closer to the Ferry Building. He urged resistance to 
efforts that would move the MUNI terminal away from the water terminal. 
Bob Tlbblts : Mr. Tlbbets, representing the Telegraph H111 Dwellers, supported 
aspects of the curved roadway. He also mentioned that 1t would be possible for 
the Port and Rec/Park to trade land which would circumvent the Federal 4F 
approval process. Finally, he noted that the MUNI layover was located 1n the 
sunniest area of the plaza. 

Clark Manus : Mr. Manus, President of the American Institute of Architects 
(AIA), advised the Committee that the majority of Individuals and groups 
participating 1n the review of the M1d Embarcadero believe that Alternative C 
for the roadway 1s not a compromise, but rather the best alternative. The 
Citizens Advisory Committee reviewed critical Issues. One of those critical 
Issues being the width of the sidewalks on the land side of the roadway. 
Allowing the MUNI layover to encroach Into the sidewalk space will effect the 
logic to the sidewalk widths. He urged careful consideration of the report. 
Morton Beebe : Mr. Beebe presented a folder which supports the use of lots 202 
and 203 for a World Center building complex managed by a nonprofit center. The 
Committee asked how realistic 1s a Trade Center? Mr. Beebe Indicated that he 
feels the backers have the ability to provide the center and 1s discussing the 
possibility with the Redevelopment Agency. 

The Committee indicated that during the next phase of developing the urban 
design, the MUNI layover space needs to be considered carefully. 

Commissioner Healy stated that she supported Alternative B because it provides 
a better finale to Market Street. She was also of the opinion that the 16' 
medians were not wide enough for pedestrians. 

The presentation did not require a motion. 

VI. San Francisco International Airport Master Plan 

Gene Bordegaray, Bureau of Design and Construction 

Gene Bordegaray of the San Francisco International Airport presented to the 
Committee an overview of the Airport projects and Master Plan. The Master Plan 
was approved 1n 1992. The first group of critical projects 1n Group A consist 
of the International Terminal Complex, Boarding Areas A and G, and the Ground 
Transportation Center. The Master Plan Includes a people mover system and may 
access Bart. Projects in Group B consists of smaller projects which will begin 
1n about one and one half years. A cargo facility 1s being developed 1n the 
West Field area and cargo and aircraft maintenance is planned for the North 
Field area. Additional long term parking will be developed. The $2.4 billion 
dollar project has a $1.9 billion construction budget. The Committee was 
handed copies of the "Master Plan Executive Summary" and "New International 
Terminal Complex" briefing papers prepared by the Airports Commission. A 
special design review committee meeting has been scheduled for September 26th 
at 3 PM 1n the offices of Skldmore, Owlngs and Merrill to begin review of the 
Airport projects. The presentation did not require a motion. 






Civic Design Review Committee Minutes/September 19, 1994 
VII. San Francisco Downtown Streetscape Plan 

Evan Rose, Urban Planner/CUy Planning Dept. 

Evan Rose, Urban Planner for the Planning Department defined the downtown 
district which is covered in the Planning Department's draft plan "Destination 
Downtown, Streetscape Investments for a Walkable City". The streets 1n the 
Downtown district have been divided Into four types of street typology: 
1. C1v1c Streets (i.e. Market, Embarcadero, Van Ness);2. Base Case (regular 
street) ;3. Second level street;4. Special Streets. The Issues considered 1n 
the plan were safety and aesthetics. Each different street typology defines 
levels of pedestrian activities, street furnishings, sidewalk cafes and other 
amenities. Implementation of specific recommendations of the downtown plan 
will require funding from different sources. Some projects will be covered by 
Prop B sales tax revenues ($3 mil over 10 years). Other funding sources will 
be through grants and the private sector. [he discussion turned to areas of 
concern for the Committee. The removal of historic street lamps and recent 
legislation passed by the Board of Supervisors was a concern and was discussed. 
Also concern over gaining control of the proliferation of newsracks. The 
Committee hoped that the Newsrack ordinance drafted by DPW would be 
Implemented. The amount of space for sidewalks cafe zones should be looked at 
and possibly increased. The Downtown plan will become an Implementation 
document of the Master Plan. The Committee agreed to review the plan and to 
consider a formal approval at the October meeting. There was not motion. 






VIII. Staff Reports 

San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, 155 Grove 

Commissioner Meyer presented for discussion concepts of fencing the Art 
Commission Gallery lot and City site lot. One concept also provided for saving 
the front facade of the Gallery Building. The proposal was discussed and 
referred to the Visual Art Committee meeting of September 21st for further 
discussion. 

IX. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm. 



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'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of. the 1973 Rehabilitation Act ami the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemieal sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to diseuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
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GOLDEN GATEWAY TENANTS' ASSOCIATION 

Lorita D. Aarons 440 Davis Court, * 1222, San Francisco, CA 94 1 1 1 

September 19,1994 
To: The Civic Design Committee, Art Commission 

I have represented the Golden Gateway Tenants' Association at the Mid- 
Embarcadero Open Space meetings and unfortunately am not at all pleased 
with the recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee and the 
MEOS Subcommittee on the urban design guidelines and land use proposals. 
I want to share with you our concerns and interests. 

We think it is most unfortunate that there is any possibility of a building or 
buildings on blocks 202 and 203 in this already overbuilt and congested 
financial area. The two blocks are now open space and park land. They 
serve a very important purpose - open space between the 4 Embarcadero 
Centers and the 4 highrise apartment buildings and the town houses of the 
Golden Gateway Center, and backing up to the Alcoa Building on the west 
side. 

Certainly we want to see a beautiful plaza in front of the Ferry Building but 
to take away the open space to finance this project would be most 
unfortunate. It doesn't make sense to improve one space and ruin another. 
The renters, owners, and workers of this area have always enjoyed this open 
space -- and now that they are improving the lot closest to the Embarcadero 
there will be even more active and passive enjoyment of the area. 

The World Center would be an ideal tenant for the Presidio and the Farmers* 
Market well suited to the future plans of the Ferry Building. Both projects 
would be better suited to other sites and not to blocks 203 and 202. 

Thank you for showing consideration for our concerns. 

Sincerely, 

Lorita D. Aarons 

Representative for the Golden Gateway Tenants' Association. 



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Re: Mid-Embarcadero Open Space Sub-Committee, 9-I9-I99A ; ^T-^-^na 

The above Ciipt ioihm] group of uwi'i" iwu thousand persons who live 

work, and play around the park (blocks ?02~?03) bordering on Washington 

and Clay Streets respect ively North and South, .mil The Kuiha rcidc ro 

and Davis Street, re spec lively East and Wesi, do si re iinequ i vorn I 1 y •■&&!*< 

* that' this p ark r_emain as open space (OS) for r it r i«ii l_i nun I purposes, 

a_n_d_ J h \_a t |-i n'b ii but 1 d i ugs of any k i ml ho permit led to bv„pe reliant" ill I y 

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'Rationale that the park remain open: . fl&tJifcS 

Planning Code 139 which relates to down - 1 own roc rca t i onn I 
parks requires that where a certain nitmhet ol people, vor'k^ live and 
'come on a daily basis that there be a park for regrouping of body 

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• Accord i ug to research this particular park in no Impart f o f rho 
'so-called right-of-way listed nutter Senate Hill I R I th'ai^must. be 
• sold off and the proceeds used for hu i I d i ug- roadway n ToiYg The 

Embarcadero. Furthermore, this is the only parcel listed as open space?! 

,, In addition to the continued use of pa'as^i ve : rec reVi rnm , > ' 
,the,park must remain soft scape for other ae ti i ve reeren't»iotrH I use s , 
such as volley ball, kids socca field, jogging, aerobics! Climbing, 
"so f 1 4 'ba 1 1 , others. Consideration of skateboarding at the northeast 
corner of Block 202 which borders on The Kmb.i r cade ro would bu appropriate. 

Chiidrens playground. There .lie I ivr CliMd ,Cjirt'|(CciH^rs in 
'tivfti vicinity but no adequate open air playground. (Not'i'SNo'-new 
Child Care Cen t e r ,. bu i Id i ng is needed. If one should be needed, it 
should be placed in one of the Embarcadero bu i I dings next To the 
park,, and furnished by the funds at toted f or -eh lit d^en r*otvlfy***£ , he 
Embarcadero businesses. Please note that i he. ot her,;ch.t;l d^Ca re centers,*;.; 

are located 1 in office structures in this niea.) „■ f- 

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Bu i Id ings wh i ch have been proposed lor this park, such as, a 
World center, Parmer's market, t'.a rages, shops , mu I t i p I o l hoa t e r s , 
apartments, rondos, office building ait- not needed. There is other 
lend in the city where these buildings can he p 1 need \ * but pi ease 
remember, this park will perish if it is built upon.'' 

Financing. Just leave the park as it is. It has been land- 
scaped and maintained by the Pa i k -Roc real ion depa i t moiil (or about 30 
years (even while the freeway ramps were in place). Please, leave it 
as it was before the ramps were torn down, with beautiful flowers, 
grass .trees. 

Concerts, speakers platforms .ire ationdy i •» pi. "ire on HI tick 203 
next to Davis Street. Please note: no road should he cut through 
this area unless there is going to be .i closuie u| I) in mm .'It reel 
between Cloy and Washington Street's. 

In recent year:;, parades have cutlet! in this area and lens of 
thousands couveenod on the park. 

Thank you for your consideial ion i .• U>-. ;» the pa i*fe open. 



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please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco 
Art Commission (415) 252-^593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW 
OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH 
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DUE TO THE LARGE AMOUNT OF VISUAL MATERIALS AND MODELS GENERATED BY THE 
AIRPORT PROJECT, THE AIRPORT AND ARCHITECTS HAVE REQUESTED THAT THE 
MEETING TAKE PLACE IN THEIR OFFICES AT 333 BUSH STREET, SUITE 2300. THE 
MEETING IS OPEN THE PUBLIC 

I. Roll Call 

II. INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL COMPLEX 
PHASE I 

Craig Hartman and Michael Wi 1 1 is/Skidmore Owings & Merrill-Del 
Campo & Maru-Michael Willis & Associates, Joint Venture 
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Art Commission will be held at 333 Bush Street, Suite 2300, San 
Francisco, CA. Three Hundred thirty three (333) Bush Street is located 
on Bush Street betweem Montgomery and Kearny. Suite 2300 can be 
accessed by the six main elevators in the lobby of the building to floor 
23. 

2. The closest accessible BART Station is the Montgomery Station 
located at the intersection of Market, Montgomery and Post Streets. 
Accessible MUNI Metro lines serving this location are the J,K,L,M, and N 
which stop at Montgomery and Market Street, two blocks from the SOM 
Offices. Accessible MUNI lines serving Bush Street are the 42 Downtown 
Loop and above grade MUNI buses on Market Street. For more information 
regarding MUNI accessible services, please call (415) 923-6142. 

3. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement 
system will be available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia 
Gray 1n the Community Arts and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

4. To allow individuals with environmental illness or multiple chemical 
sensitivity to attend any meetings, Individuals are requested to refrain 
from wearing perfume or other scented products. 

5. Attendant parking 1n the 333 Bush Street Building is available for a 
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I. Roll Call 

II. Approval of Minutes of September 26, 1994 

Special Meeting for San Francisco International Airport 

III. DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE PLAN DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL 
Evan Rose, Planner, Department of City Planning 

IV. CITY HALL SEISMIC RETROFIT 
Phase III 

Tony Irons, Bureau of Architecture 

V. FIRE STATION #37 
Phase II 

Chris Blgelow, Bureau of Architecture 

VI. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VII. STAFF REPORTS 

A. 1994/1995 Committee Meeting Calendar Schedule 




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with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer or Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those In wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center HART, located at the Intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infomiation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help die city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
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I. Roll Call 

II. San Francisco Courts Building 
Phase III 

Bobbie Sue Hood/Hood Miller Associates 
Mark Cavagnero/Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.Y. Lee 
Chuck Drulis, Michael Ross/Ross Drulis Architects 

III. Fire Station # 39, 1091 Portola 
Phase I 
Michael Pierron, Ann Costel lo/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. Fire Station » 24, 100 Hoffman near 23rd Street 
Phase III 
Philip Sowers, Oscar Recinos/Bureau of Architecture 

V. Fire Station » 44, 1298 Girard Street, near San Bruno 
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VI. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VII. STAFF REPORTS 

- Transit Shelters for the North Embercadero (Jill Manton) 



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'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Relmbilitation Act and the 1990 Americatts 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies xoill make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held In Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curhslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines (hat serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center nART, located at tbc intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Infonnation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
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I . ROLL 

Commissioners Present 
Rod Freebairn-Smith 
Anne Healy 
Will iam Meyer 



Commissioners Excused 



Staff Presen t 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of cultural Affairs 

II. SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING PHASE III 

Judge Wick, San Francisco courts 
Bobbie Sue hood. Hood Miller Associates 
Mark Cavagnero, Mark Cavagnero Assoc. /John M.V. Lee 

Before the presentation from the architects began, Debra Lehane distributed to 
the Committee copies of the Planning Commission's findings concerning the 
Environmental Impact Report foi the Son Francisco Courts Building. The Art 
Commission is required to accept the Findings of me EIR prioi to final design 
approval of the Courts project'. The motion accepting the Findings and the 
.motion for final approval will Pc part of the Civic Design Review Committee 
Report on December 5th at the full commission meeting. 

Mark Cavagneio presented the package or final working drawings to the 
Committee. He specificallv referred to pages which demonstrated the design of 
the Court Building's compliance with issues discussed during the Civic Design 
Review Process. 

Public Comment 



Susana Montana, Dept. or City Planning: Ms. Montana distributed to each member 
of the Committee a copy of the Civic Centei Studv with a covei memorandum. She 
expressed two concerns: 1. the corner was not chamfered appropriately, and 2. 
the cupola competed with the dome of City Hall. 

Mary Anne Mil lei , San Francisco Tomorrow: Expressed concern about the public 
process foi review of a ma.ior addition to the Civic Center and asked the 
Committee to extend its review of the design. 

Judge Wick for the Courts and Project Manager Clyde Cohen explained how 
delaying the project further- would jeopardize funding and the Courts deadline 
for occupying the new facility. 

The Committee stated that the San Francisco Courts Building had been fullv 
reviewed and saw no reason to delay a final approval. 

1. Motion to approve San Francisco Courts Building Phase III. 
Motion: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 

Consensus: Unanimou'o 



Civic Design Review Committee Minutes/Novembei 
III. FIRE STATION 1*39 1091 Porto la 



21. 1994 



Peter Wong of the Bureau of Architecture introduced his project colleagues. 
Mike Pierron and Anne Costello. Captain Bill Shore of the Fire Department was 
also introduced to the Committee. Fire Station tt39 located on Portola Drive 
near St. Francis Woods was built bv Frederick Mever in 1922. The building 
underwent a ma.ior seismic rehabilitation in 1954 which significantly changed 
the oriainal appearance of the buildinq. The construction project scheduled to 
begin in October 1995 provides for a new seismic addition at the rear of the 
building. The project proposes to provide new female lockers and restrooms, to 
widen the apparatus doors, to include asbestos abatement and handicap 
accessible restrooms. 



The desian pro 
the bui ldi na. 
with stucco e^ 
the bui ldinq h 
rehab i 1 i tat ion 
not reau i r ing 
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however, the A 
Review meeting 
addition would 
the Architects 
reauested that 
facade. Thev 
the oossibi 1 it 
presented at t 
that the gable 
incorporations 
facade. 



posed bv the Architects is a stepped back addition at the rear of 
The intent of the architects is to have the wood studs structure 
terior finish look like the existing building. Thev felt that 
ad already been significantly changed during the 1954 

leaving little of tho original historic building and therefor 
a design which reau ires a "historic landmark" approach. The 
d is being reauested to waive their review of the project, 
rchitects had not received a response prior to the Civic Design 

The Committee asked the Architects to consider how the 
be set apart from the oriainal structure. The Committee asked 
to studv window treatments for the addition. The Architects 
the current review be of the addition onlv and not the front 
are awaiting information from a structural engineer concerning 
v of widening t lie front doors. The front facade will be 
he next Civic Design review of the project. The Committee noted 
s of the 1922 building had' a better proportion and suggested 
of details from the 1922 design would add interest to the front 



2. Motion to approve Fire Station **39 addition (excluding North Facade) with 
Architects to provide studv of window design alternatives. 
Motion: Commission Healv 
Consensus: Unanimous 



IV. STAFF REPORTS: 

Embarca dero: Public Art Director. Jill Manton reviewed for the Committee 
discussions by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) concerning the MUNI 
platforms for the South Embarcadero. The firm of Sasaki has been asked to 
design the platforms. Two of which are on the Embarcadero and three which 
follow King Street for the F Line. The design being considered for the North 
Embarcadero is a modified version of the Ganett bus shelter. The Committee 
reauested that Ms. Manton invite the Waterfront Transportation Project Manager 
to attend the next meeting of the Civic Design Review Committee for a more 
thorough discussion of the design ramifications of these two approaches. 

State of California B uilding EIR: Commissioner Freebai rn-Smith agreed to 
review the draft Environmental Impact Report for the new State Building 
proposed for Grove Street across from the Federal Building. Comments from the 
Art Commission are to be submitted to Barbara Sahm for incorporation with other, 
City Comments bv December 19th. 



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Civic Design Review Committee Minutes/November 21, 1994 
IV. Staff Reports (cont) 

Visual Art Comm ittee: The Commissioners discussed two items recently part of 
the Visual Art Committee's agenda and whether it would have been more 
appropriate for them to have been reviewed by the Civic Design Review 
Committee. The two items were the MUNI Kiosks for the end of Balboa Street and 
a privately sponsored request for temporary installation of an umbrella design 
in Justin Herman Plaza. 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at o:G0 pin. 



Submitted by 



.J}faa^.c£ 




Debra Lehane, Collections Managei 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



Approved: 



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MINUTES. WPS/ 11/28/94 



MEMORANDUM 

November 22, 1994 

TO: Members of the Civic Center Design Review Committee 

FROM: Susana Montana, ^ > jW\ 

Civic Center Study Project Manager 
RE: City Civil Courts Building Design 

The Planning Department and City Planning Commission have communicated their 
concerns regarding the proposed Courts Building design to the Project Sponsor and Design 
Team since April 1994 (please see attached memoranda). On June 23, 1994, by Resolution 
No. 13713, the Planning Commission approved the reclassification and Master Plan referral 
steps that were needed for approval of the project use and 80 feet height. These actions did 
not address project design concerns. Commission and members of Department staff continue 
to have concerns regarding the design of the proposed building which, of course, are under 
the purview of your committee. Since April 1994, these concerns have been expressed in 
public hearings numerous times to the Project Sponsor and Design Team and have been 
rejected. For the record, we are reiterating the most serious concerns for your consideration 
in final design review of the project. 

Major Design Concerns: 

1 . Chamfered Corner Treatment . The proposed corner treatment at Polk and 
McAllister Street does not reflect the chamfered corner treatment recommended 
for the four corner lots "framing" Civic Center Plaza in the 1912 and currently 
proposed Civic Center Plan. 

Page 32 and 42 of the proposed Civic Center Plan and Urban Design Guidelines 
(attached) state: "The chamfered building corners should not be substituted with 
convex corners or any other corner treatment as this would defeat the intended 
effect of providing a strong definition of the Plaza" (page 42). 

2. Cupola/Dome Treatment The proposed cupola or dome treatment of the Courts 
Building is deemed as a competing architectural element with the dome of City 
Hall. The currently adopted 1974 Civic Center Plan states: "New development in 
or adjacent to the Civic Center should preserve the visibility and dominance of City 
Hall." Page 33 of the proposed Civic Center Plan states: "New buildings should 
be designed to complement the Center's existing architectural character. Any 
elements which compete with the prominence of City Hall or distract from the 
unified composition of or design elements employed in the Beaux Arts buildings 
should be discouraged and avoided." 

Attachments 



ILENO 



qi c r c /7"7- 



RESOLUTION NO. 



(Findings Pursuant to CEQA) 
RESOLUTION INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE FINDINGS MADE BY THE CITY 
PLANNING COMMISSION, AND ADOPTING FURTHER FINDINGS PERTAINING TO 
THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT RELATING TO THE APPROVAL 
OF AN APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS, PROPERTY RECLASSIFICATION, PROPERTY 
ACQUISITION, STREET VACATION, LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT, AND PROJECT 
FINANCING FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING PROJECT, AS 
ANALYZED IN THE SAN FRANCISCO COURTS BUILDING FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL 
IMPACT REPORT (FEIR) CASE NO. 93.546E. 

WHEREAS, the Final Environmental Impact Report analyzed a 
project, for construction of the Courts Building on four separate 
parcels in the northwest portion of the San Francisco Civic 
Center, north across McAllister Street from City Hall, on the 
block bounded by McAllister Street, Redwood Alley, Polk Street, 
and Van Ness Avenue. The project includes acquisition of the 
Society of California Pioneers building, demolition of three 
existing buildings, and removal of the parking lot on the Project 
site and construction of a six-story (plus one basement level), 
80 foot tall building containing approximately 240,000 square 
feet for courtrooms, hearing rooms, support space and parking. 
The Courts Building will house the Civil Division of the San 
Francisco Municipal and Superior Courts and the Dependency 
Section of the Juvenile Court; and 



Prop 1 of 7 



WHEREAS, in reaching decisions concerning the San Francisco 
Courts building, the City Planning Commission has reviewed and 
considered the contents of the San Francisco Courts Building 
Final Environmental Impact Report (hereinafter "FEIR"), Case. No. 
93.546E and certified the completion of the FEIR on June 23, 
1994; and 

WHEREAS, the City and County of San Francisco, acting 
through the Department of City Planning (hereinafter 
"Department") fulfilled all procedural requirements of the 
California Environmental Quality Act (Cal .Pub. Res .Code Section 
21000 et seq . , hereinafter "CEQA"), the State CEQA Guidelines 
(Cal .Admin. Code Title 14, Section 15000 et seq . , (hereinafter 
"CEQA Guidelines") and Chapter 31 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code (hereinafter "Chapter 31"); and 

WHEREAS, the Department determined that an Environmental 
Impact Report was required by publication of the Initial Study on 
September 17, 1993 and provided public notice of that 
determination by publication in a newspaper of general 
circulation on September 17, 1993; and 

WHEREAS, on February 4, 1994, the Department published the 
Draft Environmental Impact Report (hereinafter "DEIR") and 
provided public notice in a newspaper of general circulation of 



the availability of the DEIR for public review and comment and i 
of the date and ~ime of the City Planning Commission public 

hearing on the DEIR; this notice was mailed to the Department's 

i 
list of persons requesting such notice; and 

i 
i 
WHEREAS, notices of availability of the DEIR and of the 

date and time of the public hearing were posted near the project 

site on February 8, 1994; and 

WHEREAS, on February 4, 1994 copies of the DEIR were mailed 
or otherwise delivered to a list of persons requesting it, to 
those noted on the distribution list in the DEIR, to adjacent 
property owners, and to government agencies, the latter both 
directly and through the State Clearinghouse; and 

WHEREAS, Notice of Completion was filed with the State 
Secretary of Resources via the State Clearinghouse on February 4, 
1994; and 

WHEREAS, the Commission held a duly advertised public 
hearing on said Draft Environmental Impact Report on March 10, 
1994, at which time opportunity for public comment was given and 
public comment was received on the DEIR. The period for 
acceptance of written comments ended March 21, 1994; and 



! 



WHEREAS, the Department prepared responses to comments on 
environmental issues received at the public hearing and in 
writing during the 45-day public review period for the DEIR, 
prepared revisions to the text of the DEIR in response to 
comments received and corrected errors in the DEIR. This 
material was presented in a "Draft Summary of Comments and 
Responses," published on June 9, 1994, was distributed to the 
Commission and to all parties who commented on the DEIR, and was 

I 

i 

available to others upon request at Department offices; and 

WHEREAS, a Final Environmental Impact Report has been 

i 

prepared by the Department consisting of the Draft Environmental 
Impact Report, any consultations and comments received during the 
review process, any additional information that became available, 
and a summary of comments and responses all as required by law; 
and 



: 



WHEREAS, the Project's Environmental Impact Report files 
have been made available for review by the Commission and the 
public, and these files are part of the record before the 
Commission; and 

WHEREAS, on June 23, 1994, the Planning Commission reviewed, 
and considered the Final Environmental Impact Report and found 
that the contents of said report and the procedures through which 



the Final Environmental Impact Report was prepared, publicized 
and reviewed comply with the provisions of CEQA, the CEQA 
Guidelines and Chapter 31; and 

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission, after review, 
consideration and evaluation of public comments, certified in 
Commission Motion No. 13712, that the Final Environmental Impact 
Report was adequate, accurate and objective, and had been 
completed in accordance with CEQA, CEQA Guidelines and Chapter 31 
of the Administrative Code; 

WHEREAS, On June 23, 1994, in Resolution No. 13713 the 
Planning Commission adopted findings regarding the feasibility of 
alternatives and mitigation measures, and found no project 
specific significant impact on the environment, although there 
would be a cumulative significant effect related to seismic 
safety; now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, That this Board has reviewed and considered the 
San Francisco Courts Building FEIR, Case No. 93.546E; and be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That this Board had adopted Resolution 

NO. adopting the FEIR, provided that the Resolution 

No. may be rescinded if this Board fails to approve the 

supplemental appi tion <d reso e bhorizing the hold 



harmless provision as contemplated in the letter agreement dated 
June 23, 1994 between the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), 
and the Courthouse Construction Fund Committee and Novelaet 
(USA)Ltd., the owner of the Corinthian Court Apartments adjacent 
to the Courthouse site, a copy of which is on file with the Clerk 
of the Board in File No. ; and be it 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That this Board adopts and incorporates 
by reference all of the findings adopted by the Planning 
Commission on June 23, 1994 in Resolution No. 13713, attached 
hereto as Exhibit A, pertaining to the feasibility of 
alternatives and mitigation measures, significant effects on the 
environment, the statement of overriding benefits, and adopts the 
mitigation monitoring program attached as Exhibit "B" to Planning 
Commission Resolution No. 13713; and be it 



FURTHER RESOLVED, That based on the FEIR, this Board of 
Supervisors finds that (i) no substantial changes have occurred 
with respect to the circumstances under which the Courts Building 
Project is to be undertaken which would require important 
revisions to the FEIR due to involvement of new, significant 
impacts and (ii) no new information of substantial importance to 
the Courts Building Project has become available which would 
indicate the need for subsequent analysis of the environmental 
impacts, alternatives or mitigation measures; and therefore, no 



new effects could occur and no mitigation measures would be 
required. 



MwkcA 

Draft Master Plan Consistency Resolution File No. 93.546ERZVKAT 

June 23, 1994 400 to 460 McAllister St. 

Assessor's Block 766, 
Lots 2,3,4 and 5 



SAN FRANCISCO 

CITY PLANNING COMMISSION 

r^RAFt RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, The City Planning Commission (hereafter "Commission") on June 23, 1994 
held a duly advertised public hearing on Application No. 93.546ERZVKAT under Section 302 
of the Planning Code to consider consistency with Master Plan policies for the construction of 
a new city civil courts building at 400 to 460 McAllister Street, Lots 2,3,4 and 5 of Assessor's 
Block 766, which would require the following four actions: (1) acquisition of 456 McAllister 
Street property; (2) demolition of three structures located at 450, 456 and 460 McAllister 
Street; (3) partial vacation of subsurface public rights-of-way along portions of Redwood, Polk 
and McAllister Streets which abut the proposed courts building; and (4) change of use of the 
project site from parking, government office and museum use to courts use; and (5^ Sot" QW4 

WHEREAS, The Commission has received citizen and City agency comments on the 
proposed actions presented at a duly advertised public hearing held on June 23, 1994; and 

WHEREAS, The proposed actions have been found consistent with the Eight Priority 
Policies of Section 101.1 of the Planning Code by the City Planning Commission pursuant to 
Resolution No. ,and the findings are incorporated herein by reference; and 

WHEREAS, The proposed actions are consistent with existing policies of the Civic 
Center Plan which seeks to "maintain and reinforce the Civic Center as the symbolic and 
ceremonial focus of community government and culture" and which seeks to "develop the 
Civic Center as a cohesive area for the administrative functions of city, state and federal 
government, and as a focal point for cultural, ceremonial, and community activities" which 
would not exclude judicial activities; and 

WHEREAS, The Civic Center Plan, in Objective 2, Policy 4, states that the City should 
"Encourage administrative-oriented governmental functions (executive, legislative, and judicial) 
to locate in new consolidated facilities rather than being dispersed throughout the adjacent 
area in leased or rented quarters."; and 

WHEREAS, The proposed project would house all civil courts in one facility rather than 
in disparate leased facilities throughout the City or Civic Center area; and 

WHEREAS, The proposed actions do not conflict with other policies of the Urban 
Design, Transportation, Community Facilities, Residence, Commerce and Industry, Open 
Space or other relevant elements of the City's Master Plan, and the proposed actions 
positively address the following relevant policies of the Master Plan: 

Commerce and Industry Element 



Draft Master Plan Consistency Resolution File No. 93.546ERZVKAT 

June 23, 1994 400 to 460 McAllister St. 

Objective 7: "Enhance San Francisco's Position As A National And Regional 
Center For Governmental, Health, And Educational Services." 

Policy 1 : "Promote San Francisco, particularly the Civic Center, as a 
location for local, regional, state and federal governmental 
functions." 

Transportation Element 

Objective 1 , Policy 2: "Give priority to public transit as the 

means of meeting San Francisco's 

transportation needs, particularly 

those of commuters." 
Policy 4: "Ensure choices among modes of travel and give priority to 
each mode when and where it is most appropriate." 



Policy 5 
Policy 7 
Policy 6 



"Assure expanded mobility for the disadvantaged." 
"Seek means to reduce peak travel demands." 
"Provide incentives for the use of transit, carpools and 
vanpools, and reduce the need for new or expanded 
automobile and automobile parking facilities." 



Objective 3: "Give First Priority To Improving Transit Service Throughout The City, 
Providing A Convenient And Efficient System As a Feasible Alternative To 
Automobile Use." 

Objective 7: "Provide Safe And Pleasant Space For Pedestrians." 

Objective 9: "Provide Secure And Convenient Parking Facilities For Bicycles." 

Policy 1: "Include facilities for bicycle users in governmental, 
commercial and residential developments." 

Urban Design Element 

Objective 2, Policy 4: 

"Preserve notable landmarks and areas of historic, architectural or aesthetic value, 

and promote the preservation of other buildings and features that provide 

continuity with past development." 

Policy 6: " Respect the character of older development nearby in the 
design of new buildings." 

Policy 7: "Recognize and protect outstanding and unique areas that 
contribute in an extraordinary degree to San Francisco's 
visual form and character." 

Policy 8: "Maintain a strong presumption against the giving up of 
street areas for private ownership or use, or for 
construction of public buildings." 



Draft Master Plan Consistency Resolution File No. 93.546ERZVKAT 

June 23, 1994 400 to 460 McAllister St. 

Policy 9: "Review proposals for the giving up of street areas in terms 
of all the public values that streets afford." 

Policy 10: "Permit release of street areas, where such release is 

warranted, only in the lease extensive and least permanent 
manner appropriate to each case." 

Objective 3: "Moderation Of Major New Development To Complement The City 
Pattern, The Resources To Be Conserved, And The Neighborhood Environment." 

Policy 1: "Promote harmony in the visual relationships and 
transitions between new and older buildings." 

Policy 2: "Avoid extreme contrasts in color, shape and other 

characteristics which will cause new buildings to stand out 
in excess of their public importance." 

Policy 3: "Promote efforts to achieve high quality of design for 
buildings to be constructed at prominent locations." 

Policy 5: "Relate the height of buildings to important attributes of the 
city pattern and to the height and character of existing 
development." 

Policy 6: "Relate the bulk of buildings to the prevailing scale of 
development to avoid an overwhelming or dominating 
appearance in new construction." 

Policy 7: "Recognize the special urban design problems posed in 
development of large properties." 

Policy 8: "Discourage accumulation and development of large 

properties, unless such development is carefully designed 
with respect to its impact upon the surrounding area and 
upon the city." 

Objective 4, Policy 3: "Provide adequate lighting in public 

areas." 

Policy 4: "Design walkways and parking facilities to minimize danger 
to pedestrians." 

Policy 5: "Provide adequate maintenance for public areas." 

Policy 6: "Emphasize the importance of local centers providing 
commercial and governmental services." 



Draft Master Plan Consistency Resolution File No. 93.546ERZVKAT 

June 23, 1994 400 to 460 McAllister St. 

Policy 13: "Improve pedestrian areas by providing human scale and 
interest." 

Policy 14: "Remove and obscure distracting and cluttering elements."; 
and 

WHEREAS, The proposed amendments is, on balance, consistent with the eight priority 
policies of Section 101.1 of the Planning Code based on the following findings: 

1 . The proposed reclassifications will not affect existing neighborhood- 
serving retail uses as it Is anticipated that the reclassifications would 
permit the construction of a new courts building on the site and 
existing 450 and 460 McAllister Street buildings housed City 
government office activities which have been relocated to other 
buildings located on the periphery of the Civic Center the 65 space 
parking lot primarily served clients of public arts establishments and 
government agencies within the Civic Center, rather than 
neighborhood-service retail uses; the 456 McAllister Street building 
housed a museum which served regional or state-wide clients and 
which will be relocated to a new building within downtown San 
Francisco; the new courts building will house civil courts activities 
which are being re-located from City Hall; and, finally, the proposed 
project will enhance future opportunities for resident employment in 
and ownership of neighborhood-serving retail uses because the ground 
floor space will be designed to be adaptable to such uses in that the 
floor-to-ceiling heights are great enough to allow the ground floor to be 
raised so that people could enter the first floor without having to ramp 
or step down, further no beam or structural member would preclude 
the ability to punch through a direct opening to the McAllister Street 
ground floor space from the sidewalk. 

2. The proposed project will not result in the loss of existing housing and 
the anticipated development project is being designed to complement 
the Beaux Arts design character of the Civic Center, and no 
architectural element would distract from the prominence of City Hall. 

3. The proposed project would not affect the City's supply of affordable 
housing because no housing units would be lost as a result of the 
project. Although the project would result in the loss of direct sunlight 
to some of the windows in an adjacent apartment house, all of the 
individual apartments affected would continue to meet code 
requirements for light and air. 

4. The proposed project would not significantly affect MUNI transit service 
or existing street capacity as the anticipated project would house 
courts activities which are re-locating from City Hall, across the street 
from the project. The city agencies and museum which were re- 



Draft Master Plan Consistency Resolution File No. 93.546ERZVKAT 

June 23, 1994 400 to 460 McAllister St. 

located from the project site are located outside of the Civic Center. 
The proposed project includes a variance from off-street parking 
requirements, and the project would displace a net of between 1 5 and 
40 38 public parking spaces in the area. However, displaced parking 
demand could be accommodated in area garages, except on 
approximately 45 weekdays per year when special events occur in the 
Civic Center. 

5. The proposed project would not affect the diverse economic base of 
the City as the anticipated development would house city courts 
activities rather than commercial office space. The private museum is 
expected to relocate into vacant space in downtown San Francisco. 

6. The proposed project would allow a development which would replace 
buildings which do not meet current seismic safety standards with a 
structure which meets all code standards. 

7. The proposed project would allow construction of a building for which 
demolition of a potentially historic building would be required. The 
building at 450 McAllister Street is included within the Civic Center 
National Register Historic District although it is not identified as a 
contributory building and is not included in the National Register 
Landmark District. None of the three buildings within the project site is 
an individual City, State, or National Register landmark, nor are they 
rated in the Department's 1976 Architectural Survey. However, the 
450 McAllister Street building is rated "C", of contextual importance, in 
the Foundation for San Francisco's Architectural Heritage (hereinafter 
"Heritage) survey of buildings outside the C-3 districts. Neither 456 
nor 460 McAllister Street buildings were rated by Heritage. Because of 
the Heritage rating of the 450 McAllister Street building, the building 
may be considered a historic building subject to Section 101.1 review 
by the Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator would review 
the demolition permit of 450 McAllister Street to find consistency with 
Section 101.1. The Zoning Administrator generally requests the 
advisee of the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (hereinafter 
"Landmarks Board") regarding review of demolition permits of 
landmark or historic buildings. On March 12, 1994, at a regularly 
scheduled public meeting, the Landmarks Board reviewed an informal 
request by the Project Sponsor for demolition of the 450 McAllister 
Street building. The Landmarks Board voted to not object to its 
demolition. They also voted to recommend approval of the new courts 
building on the project site which approval would be required If the 
proposed Civic Center Distoric District legislation was adopted. The 
Zoning Administrator will consider the Landmarks Board 
recommendations when the appropriate demolition and building 
permits are submitted for Department review. The Landmarks Board 
actions lead the Department to believe that the demolition of the 450 



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File No. 93.546ERZVKAT 
400 to 460 McAllister St. 



McAllister Street building to accommodate construction of a new courts 
building will not affect a landmark or historic building; 

8. The proposed project would allow development of a building which 
would not generate new demand for parks or open space services In 
the area, yet would, for a very short period during certain times In the 
evenings, cast a shadow on the existing temporary tot lot within Civic 
Center Plaza. Based on information in the Final Environmental Impact 
Report for the proposed courts building, the Commission believes that 
the new shadow would not significantly affect the use of the tot lot nor 
Civic Center Plaza. However, if after consultation with the Recreation 
and Parks Commission and their staff and after review of public 
comments, the Commission finds that project-related shadows onto 
Civic Center Plaza are potentially significant, the Commission shall 
impose conditions on the project, Including alterations to the project 
design, to insure compliance with Section 295 of the Planning Code; 
and 



WHEREAS, the Final Environmental Impact Report analyzed a 
project, for construction of the Courts Building on four separate 
parcels in the northwest portion of the San Francisco Civic 
Center, north across McAllister Street from City Hall, on the 
block bounded by McAllister Street, Redwood Alley, Polk Street, 
and Van Ness Avenue. Th€ project includes acquisition of the 
Society of California Picneers building, demolition of three 
existing buildings, and removal of the parking lot on the Project 
site and construction of a six-story (plus one basement level), 
80 foot tall building containing approximately 240,000 square 
feet for courtrooms, hearing rooms, support space and parking. 
The Courts Building will house the Civil Division of the San 
Francisco Municipal and Superior Courts and the Dependency 
Section of the Juvenile Court; and 

WHEREAS, in reaching decisions concerning the San Francisco 
Courts building, the City Planning Commission has reviewed and 
considered the contents of the San Francisco Courts Building 
Final Environmental Impact Report (hereinafter "FEIR"), Case. No. 
93.546E and certified the completion of the FEIR on June 23, 
1994; and 

WHEREAS, the City and County of San Francisco, acting 
through the Department of City Planning (hereinafter 
"Department") fulfilled all procedural requirements of the 
California Environmental Quality Act (Cal .Pub. Res .Code Section 
21000 et seq . , hereinafter "CEQA"), the State CEQA Guidelines 
(Cal .Admin. Code Title 14, Section 15000 et seq . , (hereinafter 
"CEQA Guidelines") and Chapter 31 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code (hereinafter "Chapter 31"); and 

WHEREAS, the Department determined that an Environmental 
Impact Report was required by publication of the Initial Study on 
September 17, 1993 and provided public notice of that 
determination by publication in a newspaper of general 
circulation on September 17, 1993; and 

WHEREAS, on February 4, 1994, the Department published the 
Draft Environmental Impact Report (hereinafter "DEIR") and 
provided public notice in a newspaper of general circulation of 
the availability of the DEIR for public review and comment and 
of the date and time of the City Planning Commission public 
hearing on the DEIR; this notice was mailed to the Department's 
list of persons requesting such notice; and 

WHEREAS, notices of availability of the DEIR and of the 
date and time of the public hearing were posted near the project 
site on February 8, 1994: and 

WHEREAS, on February 4, 1994 copies of the DEIR were mailed 
or otherwise delivered to a list of persons requesting it, to 

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those noted on the distribution list in the DEIR, to adjacent 
property owners, and to government agencies, the latter both 
directly and through the State Clearinghouse; and 

WHEREAS, Notice of Completion was filed with the State 
Secretary of Resources via the State Clearinghouse on February 4, 
1994; and 

WHEREAS, the Commission held a duly advertised public 
hearing on said Draft Environmental Impact Report on March 10, 
1994, at which time opportunity for public comment was given and 
public comment was received on the DEIR. The period for 
acceptance of written comments ended March 21, 1994; and 

WHEREAS, the Department prepared responses to comments on 
environmental issues received at the public hearing and in 
writing during the 45-day public review period 'or the DEIR, 
prepared revisions to the text of the DEIR in response to 
comments received and corrected errors in the DEIR. This 
material was presented in a "Draft Summary of Comments and 
Responses," published on June 9, 1994, was distributed to the 
Commission and to all parties who commented on the DEIR, and was 
available to others upon request at Department offices; and 

WHEREAS, a Final Environmental Impact Report has been 
prepared by the Department consisting of the Draft Environmental 
Impact Report, any consultations and comments received during the 
review process, any additional information that became available, 
and a summary of comments and responses all as required by law; 
and 

WHEREAS, the Project's Environmental Impact Report files 
have been made available for review by the Commission and the 
public, and these files are part of the record before the 
Commission; and 

WHEREAS, on June 23, 1994, the Planning Commission reviewed 
and considered the Final Environmental Impact Report and found 
that the contents of said report and the procedures through which 
the Final Environmental Impact Report was prepared, publicized 
and reviewed comply with the provisions of CEQA, the CEQA 
Guidelines and Chapter 31; and 

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission, after review, 
consideration and evaluation of public comments, certified in 

Commission Motion No. , that the Final 

Environmental Impact Report was adequate, accurate and objective, 
and had been completed in accordance with CEQA, CEQA Guidelines 
and Chapter 31 of the Administrative Code; and 



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WHEREAS, the Planning Commission, after review and 
consideration of said Final Environmental Impact Report, hereby 
does find that the Project described and evaluated in the main 
text of the Environmental Impact Report: 

A. Will have no project specific significant impact on the 
environment; and 

B. Will have a cumulative significant effect on the 
environment in that it would increase the daytime population on 
the project site above existing conditions that would be subject 
to substantial danger during a major earthquake. Such population 
would contribute to congestion, which, along with the debris in 
the streets, would impede the access of emergency services 
responding to fire and other earthquake related emergencies. 
Although the San Francisco Courts Building would meet the most 
current building and seismic engineering requirements of the San 
Francisco Building Code and the new building would be more 
resistant to earthquake damage than are the existing buildings on 
the project site, mitigation that would eliminate significant 
environmental impacts in San Francisco from a major earthquake 
nearby is not available. 

WHEREAS, the following Alternatives to the Project 
described in the FEIR, which may reduce or avoid the impacts of 
the project and which are not included as part of the project, 
are infeasible for the reasons set forth below: 

Alternative A: The "No Project" alternative is infeasible 
because it would not accomplish the City's and the Project 
Sponsor's objectives for the project. For example, the No 
Project alternative would not create a new Courts Building more 
adequately suited for the current and future needs of the courts, 
and the litigants, witnesses, jurors and visitors who use the 
courts. Nor would the No Project alternative result in 
development of a prominent Beaux-Arts style public building on 
one of t^he four corners of Civic Center Plaza, consistent with 
the 1912 Civic Center Plan and complementory to existing major 
Civic Center structures. In addition, the No Project alternative 
would not result in the replacement of existing structures with a 
seismically safer structure. 

Alternative B: The Alternative Site alternative is infeasible 
because it would not accomplish many of the City's and Project 
Sponsor's objectives for the project. For example, this 
alternative would not result in enhancement of the Civic Center 
National Register Historic District by development of a 
compatible Beaux-Arts style building consistent with the 1912 
Civic Center plan. Nor would this alternative further strengthen 
the Civic Center as the center of municipal and state government 
or promote efficiency and convenience between City government and 

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the Courts as effectively as the proposed project site. In 
addition, this alternative is not as feasible as the proposed 
project because the City would have to purchase the entire site 
for this alternative, whereas, the City owns the majority of 
property necessary for the proposed project alternative. 

Alternative C: This alternative, which represents a project 
without any exceptions to the Planning Code, is infeasible 
because it would not meet the City's and the Project Sponsor's 
objectives for the project, and it is not an environmentally 
superior alternative with respect to transportation impacts. For 
example, the 70-foot height limit associated with this 
alternative would either prevent construction of a Courts 
Building with sufficient space to accommodate existing or future 
operations, or would prevent the 12 foot ceiling heights in the 
courtrooms that are ncessary to preserve sight lines and sound 
quality and meet the operational requirements of the court 
function. Nor would a 70 foot structure enhance the Civic Center 
National Register Historic District and be complementary to 
existing historic buildings because a 70 foot structure would 
have cornice lines 10 feet shorter than those of the City Hall 
wings and the State Building. In addition, this alternative 
would not be environmentally superior in that it would require 
about 500 parking spaces on site, increasing localized traffic 
and adversely affecting area intersections. 

Alternative D: This alternative, which would preserve the 
existing City Hall Annex, is rejected as infeasible because the 
City's and Project Sponsor's objectives for the project would not 
be satisfied. For example, preservation of the City Hall Annex 
would displace 18 of the approximately 43 courtrooms proposed as 
part of the project, thereby significantly diminishing the 
operational advantages of a new Courts building. 

Alternative E: This alternative includes two subalternatives: 
the project with no parking, and the project with a second 
subsurface parking level. The no parking subalternative is 
rejected because it would not meet the City's and Project 
Sponsor's objectives for the project. For example, it would not 
accommodate parking needs of the judiciary, and would further 
increase the parking deficit in the Civic Center area as a result 
of the proposed project. 

The subalternative with two parking levels is rejected as 
infeasible because it would require additional excavation and 
dewatering, which could increase the amount of contaminated soils 
that would have to be removed and disposed of, and could result 
in greater effects on potential subsurface cultural resources; now 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Planning Commission has 
reviewed and considered the San Francisco Courts Building Final 
Environmental Impact Report, Case No. 93.546E; and be it further 

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RESOLVED, that the Planning Commission rejects Alternatives 
A, B, C, D, and E as described in the FEIR as infeasible for the 
reasons stated above; and be it further 

RESOLVED, that the Planning Commission also rejects an 
alternative site for the Court's Building analyzed in the EIR for 
the San Francisco New Main Library (Case No. 90.808E, Final EIR 
certified February 27, 1992) as Alternative E, Existing Library 
as Courts Facility. That alternative was for a 23-courtroom 
facility and law library, and as such would not meet the Project 
Sponsor's and City's objectives to develop a 43-courtroom 
facility to consolidate functions and meet the current and future 
needs of the judiciary. The site of the existing Main Library 
was not analyzed as an alternative site in the San Francisco 
Courts Building EIR because the EIR included an analysis of a 
reasonable Alternate Site alternative, Alternative B; the 
existing-library-as-courthouse alternative would have greater 
impacts on architectural and historic resources than the project 
as proposed in Alternative B; and the existing Main Library and 
45 Hyde Street properties could not accommodate the space 
requirements and provide secure access as would the project as 
proposed; and be it further 

RESOLVED, that pursuant to CEQA Section 21002, the Planning 
Commission considered the mitigation measures described in the 
EIR, and finds as follows: 

A. Mitigation Measures identified in the FEIR as proposed 
as part of the project, or under consideration by the project 
sponsor, by topic under Cultural Resources, Transportation, 
Hazards, Geology, and Water Quality, have been adopted by the 
project sponsors, as set forth in Exhibit A; 

B. The Planning Commission adopts the Mitigation Measures 
proposed in the Final EIR relating to Construction Air Quality as 
modified as set forth in Exhibit A on p. 5; 

C. All other Mitigation Measures identified in the FEIR 
are infeasible because they are within the jurisdiction of other 
agencies to approve or outside the jurisdiction of the Planning 
Commission, as set forth in Exhibit A; and be it further 

1 D."7? Resolved, that t he following measures are not necessary to 
mitigate adverse environmental impacts, but are nevertheless 
incorporated by the Project Sponsor in the project: 

Courthouse contractors will be required to comply with the 
San Francisco Noise Ordinance, Article 29 of the Police 
Code, (including, Section 2915 notwithstanding anything to 
the contrary herein) . Specifically, Section 2907(b) of the 

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Police Code requires that noise levels from individual 
pieces of construction equipment, other than impact tools, 
will "not exceed 80 dBA when measured at a distance of 100 
feet from such equipment, or an equivalent sound level at 
some other convenient distance." 

Courthouse contractors will be required to comply with the 
provisions of the San Francisco Noise Ordinance that 
require impact tools and equipment including jack-hammers, 
pile drivers, and impact wrenches to have both intake and 
exhaust mufflers to the satisfaction of the Director of 
Public Works. Pavement breakers and jack hammers shall 
also be equipped with acoustically attenuating shields or 
shrouds recommended by the manufacturers and approved by 
the Director of Public Works as best accomplishing maximum 
noise attenuation. "In the absence of manufacturer's 
recommendations, the Director of Public Works may prescribe 
such means of accomplishing maximum noise attenuation as he 
deems to be in the public interest." (Police Code, Article 
29) '„ 

Courthouse contractors will be required to comply with 
Section 2908 of the San Francisco Noise Ordinance, 
prohibiting construction work between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 
a.m., if noise would exceed the ambient noise level by five 
dBA at the project property line, unless a special permit 
is authorized by the Director of Public Works. 
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no 
construction work will occur on the weekends except under 
extraordinary circumstances. 

Courthouse contractors will be required to comply with 
obtaining prior approval from the construction manager for 
the location of large stationary construction equipment, 
such as large compressors, generators, and large dewaterinq 
pumps . 



Courthouse contractors will be required to comply with 
locating stationary noise generating construction equipment 
at a distance as far from the Corinthian Apartments as is 
feasible throughout construction of the Courthouse. 

Equipment, such as large compressors, generators, and large 
dewatering pumps will be enclosed in one inch plywood 
sheds. They will be fully enclosed with the exception of 
openings required for air intake and exhaust which would be 
baffled and located to face Polk Street or away from 
residential uses. Where feasible, noise will be reduced by 
locating stationary equipment in pit areas and excavated 
areas which will serve as noise barriers. For example, a 
stationary dewatering pump can be placed in an excavated 
footing or pit for dewatering. 



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Courthouse contractors will be required to erect a security 
fence placed around the project site. Additional temporary 
construction barriers will be required along the western 
edge and around the Courthouse as construction progresses 
in order to prevent access from and to the adjacent 
property. 



Construction noise will be monitored, along with monitorin g 
"of other aspects of the project, on an ongoing basis durin g 
demolition and construction under the direction of the 
Department of Public Works, Bureau of Construction 
Management, ("DPW BCM" ) Division of Site Assessment and 
Remediation. Weekly summaries of all mitigation monitoring 
will be submitted to the Resident Construction Manager at 
DPW BCM; and be it further 

RESOLVED, that the Planning Commission finds that, 
following the inclusion of all mitigation measures as noted, the 
Project would not have a project-specific significant impact on 
the environment, but would have a significant cumulative impact 
regarding seismicity in that it would increase, above existing 
condition, the daytime population on the Project site that would 
be subject to substantial danger during a major earthquake. Such 
population would contribute to congestion, which, along with the 
debris in the streets, would impede the access of emergency 
services responding to fire and the other earthquake related 
emergencies . Although the new Courts Building would meet the 
most current building and seismic engineering requirements of the 
San Francisco Building Code and the new building would be more 
resistant to earthquake damage than are the existing buildings on 
the project site, mitigation that would eliminate significant 
environmental impacts in San Francisco from a major earthquake 
nearby is not available; and be it further 

RESOLVED, the Planning Commission finds that the following 
benefits are generated by the San Francisco Courts Building 
project : 

A. Development of a prominent Beaux-Arts Style public 
building on one of the four corners of Civic Center Plaza, a use 
consistent with the 1912 Civic Center Plan and complementary to 
existing major Civic Center structures and design and replacing 
an undeveloped parcel and architecturally inconsistent buildings; 

B. Further strengthening of the Civic Center as the 
symbolic and ceremonial focus of community, municipal and state 
government and culture; emphasis of a key public building through 
visually prominent siting; maintenance of the formal 
architectural character of the Civic Center in the McAllister and 
Polk Street facades; provision of a sense of identity and 

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cohesiveness through unifying building design with street and 
Civic Center design; and maintenance of existing street as public 
transit, vehicular and pedestrian corridors; 

C. Design of this part of Civic Center to promote 
efficiency and convenience within and between governmental 
entities represented and to provide for their orderly expansion; 
provision of convenient access to and circulation within the 
Civic Center and support facilities and services; location of 
buildings employing large number of employees and/or attracting 
large numbers of clients and visitors in convenient pedestrian 
proximity to public transit and off-street parking facilities, 
all in a manner consistent with San Francisco's Master Plan, San 
Francisco Planning Codes and particularly the Civic Center Area 
Plan; 

D. Creation of the new Courts Building more adequately 
suited to the current and future needs of the civil divisions of 
the San Francisco Municipal and Superior Courts and the 
dependency Section of the Juvenile Court and the litigants, 
witnesses, jurors, and visitors who use the courts; 

E. Provision of a new courts building which takes 
advantage of existing technologies and is adaptable to forseeable 
new technologies to improve access to justice and reduce the cost 
of justice; 

F. Provision of a new court building which facilitates the 
fair, prompt and cost effective hearing of disputes for litigants 
and the public; 

G. Provision of a new facility for the San Francisco 
Municipal and Superior Courts which is better suited to modern 
management and court administration practices and improves the 
productivity of court personnel; 

H. Provision of a completely accessible Courts facility, 
capable of serving persons with physical disabilities; 

I. Provision of a new Courts facility designed to meet the 
most current building and seismic engineering requirements of the 
San Francisco Building Code; 

J. Accommodation of about 400 full-time equivalent jobs, 
and projected increase of about 20 full-time equivalent jobs at 
the site; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That this Planning Commission after balancing the 
unmitigated adverse effects on the environment and the benefits 
of the Project, concludes that the benefits of the Project which 
would result in a new, improved Courts Building near Civic Center 



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Plaza and adjacent to City Hall, override the unmitigated adverse 
effects on the environment; and be it further 

RESOLVED, That the Planning Commission adopts the 
mitigation monitoring program attached hereto as Exhibit B; and 
be it further 

RESOLVED, That the City Planning Commission, pursuant to 
Part III, Section 3.527 (Mandatory Referrals) of the San 
Francisco Charter, finds the four proposed actions necessary to 
the development of a new civil Courts Building to be consistent 
with the San Francisco Master Plan and the Priority Policies set 
forth in City Planning Code Section 101.1 as stated above. 



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Exhibit A 

CULTURAL RESOURCES 

MEASURES PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

*• The sponsor would retain the services of an archaeologist. 

Given the archival history of the project site, an historical archaeologist would be 
present during site excavation and would record observations in a permanent log The 
ERO would also require cooperation of the project sponsors in assisting such further 
investigations on site as may be appropriate prior to or during project excavation, even 
if this results in a delay in excavation activities. 

Should archaeological resources be found following commencement of excavation 
activities, the archaeologist would assess the significance of the find, and immediately 
report to the ERO and the President of the LPAB. Excavation or construction activities 
which might damage the discovered cultural resources would be suspended for a 
maximum of four weeks (cumulatively for all instances where the ERO has required a 
delay in excavation or construction) to permit inspection, recommendation and retrieval, 
if appropriate. Upon receiving the advice of the consultants and the LPAB, the ERO 
would recommend specific action to protect the resources, if necessary. 

Following site clearance, an appropriate security program would be implemented to 
prevent looting. Any discovered cultural artifacts assessed as significant by the 
archaeologist upon concurrence by the ERO and the President of the LPAB would be 
placed in an appropriate repository as determined by the ERO. Copies of the reports 
prepared according to these mitigation measures would be sent to the California 
Archaeological Site Survey Office at Sonoma State University along with three copies 
to the ERO 

TRANSPORTATION 

MEASURES PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

• In order to provide for pedestrian safety during the project construction period, the 
project sponsor would require the general contractor to ensure that covered four-foot 
pedestrian walkways be maintained along the McAllister Street and Polk Street 
frontages during the construction period, where construction would pre-empt sidewalk 

• space, and that pedestrian traffic would be prohibited or there would be signs diverting 
pedestrian traffic from Redwood Street if needed 

• During the construction period, construction truck movement would be permitted only 
between 9:00 am and 3:30 p in to minimize peak-hour traffic (including transit) 
conflicts The project sponsor and construction contractors) would meet with the 



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Traffic Engineering Division of the Department of Parking and Traffic, the Fire 
Department, MUNI, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, and the Department of City 
Planning to determine feasible traffic mitigation measures to reduce traffic congestion, 
including transit disruption (for example, potential relocation of bus stops and preferred 
vanpool parking), and pedestrian circulation impacts during construction of this project 
and other nearby projects that are planned for construction or which later become 
known. Such potential development includes, but is not limited to, the State Office 
Buildings at 350 McAllister Street/455 Golden Gate Avenue. To minimize cumulative 
traffic impacts due to lane closures during construction, the project sponsor would 
ensure that the construction contractor coordinate with construction contractor(s) for any 
concurrent nearby projects that are planned for construction or become known. 

To minimize the potential for pedestrian-truck conflicts during construction, the project 
sponsor would post signs at the construction site and advise construction truck drivers of 
the presence of the Civic Center Tot Lot. 

The project sponsor would, in consultation with the Municipal Railway, install eyebolts 
or make provisions for direct attachment of eyebolts for MUNI trolley wires on the 
proposed building wherever necessary or agree to waive the right to refuse the 
attachment of eyebolts to the proposed buildings if such attachment is done at City 
expense 

While subsurface sidewalk vaults are discouraged, if vaults are included in the project, 
or because the basement would extend beneath street nghts-of-way, the project sponsor 
would design subsurface vaults to allow for possible future widening of adjacent streets. 
Vault design would be of sufficient strength to carry maximum vehicular live and 
dynamic loads Design of the vault area to accommodate street trees would also be 
made, subject to Department of Public Works approval. In addition, should vaults exist 
or be installed as part of the project, the project sponsor would accommodate and pay 
for the installation of all subsurface footings, supports and foundations as may be 
required for future public improvements such as street lights, street trees, trolley wire 
poles, signs, benches, transit shelters, etc within project vault areas. Placement of such 
improvements is entirely within the discretion of the City 

The ramp or vehicle elevator leading to the project parking area would include warning 
device(s) (lighted signs and noise-emitting devices) to alert pedestrians to vehicles 
exiting the structure, and signage to alert exiting drivers to pedestrians. 

Lighted and/or audible indicator(s) would be installed inside the project parking area to 
alert other drivers and employees to the presence of vehicles using the ramp or elevator. 



MEASURES THAT COULD BE IMPLEMENTED BY OTHER AGENCIES 

• The City could act upon or endorse the implementation of transportation mitigations 

described in the Mission Bay EIR Vol II, Section VIE, Mitigation, pp. VI.E.214- 
VI E 217 for the year 2000 and VI E.224-VI.E.231 for 2020, and in the South of Market 
EIR, pp 189-194. The measures for the year 2000 include: constructing and 



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maintaining rail rapid transit lines from downtown San Francisco to suburban corridors 
and major non-downtown centers in San Francisco; increasing funding for Vehicle 
Acquisition Plans for San Francisco and regional transit agencies to expand existing 
non-rail transit service; providing exclusive transit lanes on City streets and on 
freeways; reducing incentives to drive by discouraging long-term parking, encouraging 
carpools, vanpools, and bicycle use, improving pedestrian circulation within downtown 
San Francisco; and providing transportation brokerage services. The Mission Bay EIR 
describes various types of measures to illustrate the magnitude of improvements needed 
to mitigate the impacts of regional growth in 2020. 

Some of the implementing actions would require approval by decision-makers outside 
the City and County of San Francisco, many of the measures would require action by 
City agencies other than the City Planning Commission, such as the San Francisco 
Public Utilities Commission and/or Board of Supervisors All except such tilings as 
providing transportation brokers would require funding from or approval by MTC. 
These measures are system-wide measures that must be implemented by public 
agencies. Other than project-specific measures such as the relevant transportation 
mitigation measures described above as part of the project or such measures as the 
Transit Impact Development Fee assessment required by San Francisco ordinance 224- 
81 (not applicable to the project) which contribute indirectly to implementation of these 
system-wide measures, it is not appropriate to impose mitigation at system-wide levels 
on individual projects. 

Work schedules of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other utilities requiring 
trenching could be coordinated, so that street disruption would take place during 
weekends and off-peak hours This should be done through the San Francisco 
Committee for Utility Liaison on Construction and Other Projects (CULCOP) In-street 
utilities should be installed at the same time as the street is opened for construction of 
the project to minimize street disruption 



HAZARDS 

MEASURES PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

• The project sponsor would ensure that a building survey were conducted (possibly as 
part of the asbestos survey) to identify polychlonnated biphenyl (PCB)-containing 
electrical or hydraulic equipment, lead-based paint, fluorescent lights potentially 
containing mercury vapors, and other potentially hazardous building materials If 
necessary to protect public health, construction workers, or the environment, removal 
and abatement of identified hazardous building materials or other hazardous substances 
would be conducted prior to demolition of existing structures, as required by the Bay 
Area Air Quality Management District, the California Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, and federal, state and local laws, including Tides 22 and 23 of the 
California Code of Regulations (hazardous materials and water quality) and the City's 
Hazardous Materials Ordinance 

• In the event that soils or groundwater affected by chemicals are removed from the 



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project site, the project sponsor would ensure that a Hazardous Materials Management 
Plan is prepared and implemented for planned hazardous materials handling, removal 
and disposal activities The Hazardous Materials Management Plan would include a 
description of any additional sampling that would be performed for further site 
characterization, planned hazardous materials handling methods, removal and disposal 
procedures The Hazardous Materials Management Plan would require that all 
hazardous materials handling, removal and disposal be undertaken in accordance with 
applicable federal, state and local hazardous materials laws and regulations 

If dewatering were required for construction, the project sponsor would ensure that the 
Hazardous Materials Management Plan would include procedures for analyzing 
groundwater for chemicals, including sampling in the vicinity of the former waste oil 
tank in accordance with the City's Industrial Waste Ordinance to determine if 
groundwater may be discharged to the sewer system. Disposal of groundwater from 
dewatering activities would be conducted in accordance with the City's Industrial Waste 
Ordinance (Public Works Code, Article 4.1). The Regional Water Quality Control 
Board would be notified if water quality impacts are identified, in accordance with 
applicable regulations 

In the event that soils affected by chemicals are to be left in place on the project site, 
the project sponsor would carry out any studies and remediation directed by the 
California Department of Toxic Substances Control or the Regional Water Quality 
Control Board. 

During the initial stages of excavation, the potential presence of underground storage 
tanks (USTs) would be evaluated by uncovering areas where the USTs are suspected. 
Any USTs identified there or elsewhere on the site would be remediated and any 
hazardous materials released from the USTs would be removed in accordance with the 
requirements of Article 21 of the San Francisco Health Code (the San Francisco tank 
removal ordinance) and Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations . 

The project sponsor would work with Chevron to ensure that soil and groundwater 
quality affected by petroleum hydrocarbon releases at the former service station site are 
investigated and remediated in accordance with applicable regulations If water quality 
impacts are identified, reports (including, for example, sample locations, chain of 
custody forms, and laboratory analysis reports) would be sent to the Department of 
Public Health, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board would be notified. 

The project sponsor would ensure that dust control measures are included in the 
mitigation measures for air quality to minimize the potential public health impact 
associated with visible dust emissions and air quality pollutants. The project sponsor 
would ensure that a dust control program is implemented to minimize potential public 
health impacts, including impacts to sensitive receptors, associated with exposure to 
respirable nuisance dust This would include regular watering of exposed soil and 
covering the stockpiles and trucks carrying spoil materials (See also Mitigation 
Measure under Construction Air Quality.) 

The project sponsor would ensure that from the time that ground surfaces are exposed 



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until the time that all remedial activities have been completed, a fence is erected around 
the area where chemicals have been idenUfied in the soil and site access is restricted to 
necessary personnel. Warning signs prohibiting access by the general public onto the 
project site would be posted at all construction access points Access would be limited 
to authorized personnel only 

The project sponsor would ensure that the construcuon contractor provides and 
implements a Health and Safety Plan prepared by a certified industrial hygienist to the 
City, to meet all applicable federal, state, and local environmental and worker safety 
laws. The Plan would establish policies and procedures to protect workers and the 
public from potential hazards posed by hazardous materials at the project site, and it 
would be prepared according to federal and California OSHA regulations for hazardous 
waste health and safety plans The Site Health and Safety Plan would include items 
such as the following, as applicable to site condiuons: identification of contaminants, 
potential hazards, material handling procedures, dust suppression measures, personal 
protection clothing and devices, controlled access to the site, health and safety training 
requirements, monitoring equipment used during construcuon to verify health and safety 
of workers and the public, measures to protect public health and safety, and emergency 
response procedures. 

In order to reduce potential injury to building occupants during an earthquake or other 
catastrophic emergency, an evacuauon and emergency response plan would be 
developed by the project sponsor or building management staff, in consultation with the 
Mayor's Office of Emergency Services to ensure coordinauon between the City's 
emergency planning acUvities and the project's plan and to provide for building 
occupants in the event of an emergency The project plan would be reviewed by the 
Office of Emergency Services and implemented by building management insofar as 
feasible before issuance by the Department of Public Works of final building permits 

To expedite implementaUon of the City's emergency response plan, the project sponsor 
would prominently post informaUon for building occupants concerning what to do in the 
event of a disaster 



CONSTRUCTION AIR QUALITY 

MEASURES ADOPTED AS MODIFIED 

*• The project sponsor would require the contractor(s) to sprinkle the site with water 

during demolition, excavauon and construction activities; spray unpaved construction 
areas with water at least twice per day, cover stockpiles of soil, sand, and other 
material, cover trucks hauling debns, soil, sand or other such material, and sweep 
surrounding streets during demolition, excavation and construction at least once per day 
to reduce particulate emissions 

This measure is adopted as proposed except that non-potable water may not be used for 
dust control. Ordinance 175-91, passed by the Board of Supervisors on May 6, 1991, 
requires that non-potable water be used for dust control activities However, the project 



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sponsor would require that the contractors) seek an exemption under Ordinance 175-91 
from the requirement to use reclajmed water for this purpose in order to minimize truck 
traffic and noise and ensure adequate dust control The project sponsor would require 
the project contractors) to maintain and operate construction equipment so as to 
minimize exhaust emissions of particulates and other pollutants, by such means as a 
prohibition on idling of motors when equipment is not in use or when trucks are waiting 
in queues, and implementation of specific maintenance programs to reduce emissions for 
equipment that would be in frequent use for much of the construction period. 

GEOLOGY 

MEASURES PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

*• One or more geotechnical investigations by a California-licensed geotechnical engineer 
are included as part of the project The project sponsor and contractor would follow the 
recommendations of the final geotechnical report(s) regarding any excavation and 
construction for the project 

• Any groundwater encountered during construction of the proposed project would be 

subject to requirements of the City's Industrial Waste Ordinance (Ordinance Number 
199-77), requiring that groundwater meet specified water quality standards before it may 
be discharged into the sewer system The Bureau of Environmental Regulation and 
Management of the Department of Public Works must be notified of projects 
necessitating dewatering That office may require water analysis before discharge. 

*• Should dewatenng be necessary, the final soils report would address the potential 

settlement and subsidence impacts of this dewatering Based upon this discussion, the 
soils report would contain a determination as to whether or not a lateral movement and 
settlement survey should be done to monitor any movement or settlement of surrounding 
buildings and adjacent streets. If a monitoring survey is recommended, the Department 
of Public Works would require that a Special Inspector (as defined in Article 3 of the 
Building Code) be retained by the project sponsor to perform this monitoring. 
Groundwater observation wells would be installed to monitor the level of the water table 
and other instruments would be used to monitor potential settlement and subsidence. If, 
in the judgment of the Special Inspector, unacceptable movement were to occur during 
construction, groundwater recharge would be used to halt this settlement. The project 
sponsor would delay construction if necessary Costs for the survey and any necessary 
repairs to service lines under the street would be borne by the project sponsor. 

Should dewatenng be necessary, the project sponsor and contractors) would follow the 
geotechnical engineers' recommendations regarding dewatenng to avoid settlement of 
adjacent streets, utilities and buildings that could potentially occur as a result of 
dewatenng If dewatenng is necessary, monitonng wells would be installed as required 
around the outside of the excavation to monitor the water level throughout the 
construction penod Recharge of groundwater could be performed if a substantial drop 
in water levels took place outside of the excavation. 

If dewatenng were necessary, groundwater pumped from the site would be retained in a 



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holding tank to allow suspended particles to settle, if this were found necessary by the 
Bureau of Environmental Regulation and Management of the Department of Public 
Works, to reduce the amount of sediment entering the storm drain / sewer lines. 

*• The project sponsor would require the general contractor to install and maintain 

sediment traps in local stormwater intakes during the construction period to reduce the 
amount of sediment entering the storm drain / sewer lines, if this is found necessary by 
the Bureau of Environmental Regulation and Management of the Department of Public 
Works. 

*• The project sponsor and contractors) would follow the geotechnical engineers' 

recommendations regarding installation of settlement markers around the perimeter of 
shoring to monitor any ground movements outside of the shoring itself. Shoring 
systems would be modified as necessary in the event that substantial movements were 
detected. 

WATER QUALITY 

MEASURE PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

*• See the fifth and sixth measures under Geology, above, for mitigation proposed to 
prevent sediment from entering storm sewers 



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Exhibit B. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEW COURTHOUSE 



MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM 



Prepared By: Chief Administrative Office 

City and County of San Francisco 



I . INTRODUCTION 



This document has been prepared in compliance with Section 21081.6 
of the Public Resources code for the mitigation measures contained 
in the San Francisco Courts Building (93.546E). The mitigation 
measures are identified by major impact category relating to both 
demolition and construction. Each measure is repeated verbatim 
from the final EIR with responsible party and the related action 
for each of the mitigation measures proposed as part of the 
project . 



SAN FRANCISCO NEW COURTHOUSE 
MITIGATION MEASURE MONITORING PROGRAM 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



I . INTRODUCTION 



Page 

i 



II. MITIGATION MEASURES 



A. CULTURAL RESOURCES 



B. TRANSPORTATION 



C . HAZARDS 



D. AIR QUALITY 



GEOLOGY 



WATER QUALITY 



1 

2 

6 

11 

12 

15 






ii 



II MITIGATION MEASURES 



SECTION A: CULTURAL RESOURCES 



MEASURES PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

Mitigation Measure: 

The sponsor would retain the services of an archaeologist. 

Given the archival history of the project site, an historical 
archaeologist would be present during site excavation and 
would record observations in a permanent log. The ERO would 
also require cooperation of the project sponsors in assisting 
such further investigations on site as may be appropriate 
prior to or during project excavation, even if this results in 
a delay in excavation activities. 

Should archaeological resources be found following 
commencement of excavation activities, the archaeologist would 
assess the significance of the find, and immediately report to 
the ERO and the President of the LPAB. Excavation or 
construction activities which might damage the discovered 
cultural resources would be suspended for a maximum of four 
weeks (cumulatively for all instances where the ERO has 
required a delay in excavation or construction) to permit 
inspection, recommendation and retrieval, if appropriate. Upon 
receiving the advice of the consultants and the LPAB, the ERO 
would recommend specific action to protect the resources, if 
necessary . 

Following site clearance, an appropriate security program 
would be implemented to prevent looting. Any discovered 
cultural artifacts assessed as significant by the 
archaeologist upon concurrence by the ERO and the President of 
the LPAB would be placed in an appropriate repository as 
determined by the ERO. Copies of the reports prepared 
according to these mitigation measures would be sent to the 
California Archaeological Site Survey Office at Sonoma State 
University along with three copies to the ERO. 

Responsible Party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 



Action Required: 

Include within contract specifications language from 
mitigation measure. Sponsor to retain services of an 
archeologist . A copy of language submitted to the Office of 
Environmental Review. The Courthouse Construction Committee 
to be responsible for providing OER with copies of all reports 
required by mitigation measure. 



SECTION B: TRANSPORTATION 

MEASURES PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

Mitigation Measure: 

1 . Safe Pedestrian Walkways 

In order to provide for pedestrian safety during the project 
construction period, the project sponsor would require the 
general contractor to ensure that covered four-foot pedestrian 
walkways be maintained along the McAllister Street and Polk 
Street frontages during the construction period, where 
construction would pre-empt sidewalk space, and that 
pedestrian traffic would be prohibited or there would be signs 
diverting pedestrian traffic from Redwood Street if needed. 

Responsible Party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action Required: 

Include within contract specifications and plans, details of 

language from mitigation measure. Construction Courthouse 

Committee to submit copy of language to the Office of 
Environmental Review. 

Mitigation Measure: 

2. During the construction period, construction truck movement 
would be permitted only between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 
minimize peak-hour traffic (including transit) conflicts. The 
project sponsor and construction contractor (s) would meet with 
the Traffic Engineering Division of the Department of Parking 
and Traffic, the Fire Department, MUNI, Golden Gate Transit, 
SamTrans, and the Department of City Planning to determine 
feasible traffic mitigation measures to reduce traffic 
congestion, including transit disruption (for example, 

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potential relocation of bus stops and preferred vanpool 
parking) , and pedestrian circulation impacts during 
construction of the project and other nearby projects that are 
planned for construction or which later become known. Such 
potential development includes, but is not limited to, the 
State Office Buildings at 350 McAllister Street/455 Golden 
Gate Avenue. To minimize cumulative traffic impacts due to 
lane closures during construction, the project sponsor would 
ensure that the construction contractor coordinate with 
construction contractor (s) for any concurrent nearby projects 
that are planned for construction or become known. 



Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Coordinate locations with Department of Parking and Traffic, 
MUNI and Golden Gate Transit. Incorporate requirements into 
specifications. Copy of language submitted to the Office of 
Environmental Review. 

Mitigation Measure: 

3 . To minimize the potential for pedestrian-truck conflicts 
during construction, the project sponsor would post signs at 
the construction site and advise construction truck drivers of 
the presence of the Civic Center Tot Lot. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

The project sponsor to post or have posted signs and advise 
Construction truck drivers. Notification of sign posting to be 
submitted to the Office of Environmental Review. 

Mitigation Measure: 

4. The project sponsor would, in consultation with the Municipal 
Railway, install eyebolts or make provisions for direct 
attachment of eyebolts for MUNI trolley wires on the proposed 
building wherever necessary or agree to waive the right to 
refuse the attachment of eyebolts to the proposed buildings if 
such attachment is done at City expense. 

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Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Courthouse Construction Committee to meet with Municipal 
Railroad and incorporate requirements into contract 
specifications. A copy of language submitted to the Office of 
Environmental Review. 



Mitigation Measure: 

5. While subsurface sidewalk vaults are discouraged, if vaults 
are included in the project, or because the basement would 
extend beneath street rights-of-way, the project sponsor would 
design subsurface vaults to allow for possible future widening 
of adjacent streets. Vault design would be of sufficient 
strength to carry maximum vehicular live and dynamic loads. 
Design of the vault area to accommodate street trees would 
also be made, subject to Department of Public Works approval. 
In addition, should vaults exist or be installed as part of 
the project, the project sponsor would accommodate and pay for 
the installation of all subsurface footings, supports and 
foundations as may be required for future public improvements 
such as street lights, street trees, trolley wire poles, 
signs, benches, transit shelters, etc. within project vault 
areas. Placement of such improvements is entirely within the 
discretion of the City. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Requirements of mitigation measures to be incorporated into 
contract plans and specifications. A copy of language 
submitted to the Office of Environmental Review. 



Mitigation Measure: 

6. The ramp or vehicle elevator leading to the project parking 
area would include warning device (s) (lighted signs and noise- 
emitting devices) to alert pedestrians to vehicles exiting the 
structure, and signage to alert exiting drivers to 
pedestrians . 



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Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Requirements to be incorporate into contract plans and 
specifications. A copy of language submitted to the Office of 
Environmental Review. 

Mitigation Measure: 

7. Lighted and/or audible indicator (s) would be installed inside 
the project parking area to alert other drivers and employees 
to the presence of vehicles using the ramp or elevator. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Requirements to be incorporated into contract plans and 
specifications. A copy of language submitted to the Office of 
Environmental Review. 

MEASURES THAT COULD BE IMPLEMENTED BY OTHER AGENCIES 

Mitigation Measure: 

1. Work schedules of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other 
utilities requiring trenching could be coordinated, so that 
street disruption would take place during weekends and off-peak 
hours. This should be done through the San Francisco Committee 
for Utility Liaison on Construction and Other Projects 
(CULCOP) . In-street utilities should be installed at the same 
time as the street is opened for construction of the project to 
minimize street disruption. 

Responsible party: 

Committee for Utility Liaison 

Action required: 

While not part of the project the sponsor will submitted the 
project to CULCOP for their notification. 



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SECTION C: HAZARDS 

MEASURES PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

Mitigation Measure: 

1. Hazardous material abatement 

The project sponsor would ensure that a building survey were 
conducted (possibly as part of the asbestos survey) to 
identify polychlorniated biphenyl (PCB) -containing electrical 
or hydraulic equipment, lead-based paint, fluorescent lights 
potentially containing mercury vapors, and other potentially 
hazardous building materials. If necessary to protect public 
health, construction workers, or the environment, removal and 
abatement of identified hazardous building materials or other 
hazardous substances would be conducted prior to demolition of 
existing structures, as required by the Bay Area Air Quality 
Management District, the California Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, and federal, state and local laws, 
including Titles 22 and 23 of the California Code of 
Regulations (hazardous materials and water quality) and the 
City's Hazardous Materials Ordinance. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

A predomlition survey will be prepared on the identification 
of hazardous materials. Abatement of hazardous materials as 
identified in the survey will occur before demolition. Copy of 
survey results and building clearance certificate will be 
submitted to the Office of Environmental Review. 



Mitigation Measure: 

2. In the event that soils or groundwater affected by chemicals 
are removed from the project site, the project sponsor would 
ensure tha: a Hazardous Materials Management Plan is prepared 
and implenented for planned hazardous materials handling, 
removal ani disposal activities. The Hazardous Materials 
Management Plan would include a description of any additional 
sampling that would be performed for further site 
characterization, planned hazardous materials handling 
methods, renoval and disposal procedures. The Hazardous 
Materials Mcnagement Plan would require that all hazardous 
materials handling, removal and disposal be undertaken in 
accordance with applicable federal, state and local hazardous 

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materials laws and regulations. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

The contract specifications will include requirements for the 
contractor to prepare of a Hazardous Material Plan. A copy of 
the specifications will be submitted to the Office of 
Environmental Review. 

Mitigation Measure: . 

3. If dewatering were required for construction, the project 
sponsor would ensure that the Hazardous Materials Management 
Plan would include procedures for analyzing groundwater for 
chemicals, including sampling in the vicinity of the former 
waste oil tank in accordance with the City's Industrial Waste 
Ordinance to determine if groundwater may be discharged to the 
sewer system. Disposal of groundwater from dewatering 
activities would be conducted in accordance with the City's 
Industrial Waste Ordinance (Public Works Code, Article 4.1). 
The Regional Water Quality Control Board would be notified if 
water quality impacts are identified, in accordance with 
applicable regulations. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Requirements of the mitigation measure will be incorporate 
into the contract specifications. A copy of language 
submitted to the Office of Environmental Review. 

Mitigation Measure: 

4. In the event that soils affected by chemicals are to be left 
in place on the project site, the project sponsor would carry 
out any studies and remediation directed by the California 
Department of Toxic Substances Control or the Regional Water 
Quality Control Board. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 



Action required: 

In the event that chemically affected soils are to be left on 
site, the Courthouse Construction Committee will prepare or 
have prepared studies as directed by the appropriate local, 
state or federal agencies. Copies of reports would be 
submitted to the Office of Environmental Review as necessary. 

Mitigation Measure: 

5. During the initial stages of excavation, the potential 
presence of underground storage tanks (USTs) would be 
evaluated by uncovering areas where the USTs are suspected. 
Any USTs identified there or elsewhere on the site would be 
remediated and any hazardous materials released from the USTs 
would be removed in accordance with the requirements of 
Article 21 of the San Francisco Health Code (the San Francisco 
tank removal ordinance) and Title 23 of the California Code of 
Regulations . 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

The contract specifications will contain language identifying 
the requirements of Article 21 of the San Francisco Health 
Code and Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations 
relating to Underground Storage Tank Removal. In the event 
that an underground storage tank is identified appropriate 
City and State authorities would be notified, would be 
submitted to the Office of Environmental Review as necessary. 
Copy of contract language will be submitted to the Office of 
Environmental Review. 



Mitigation Measure: 

6. The project sponsor would work with Chevron to ensure that 
soil and groundwater quality affected by petroleum hydrocarbon 
releases at the former service station site are investigated 
and remediated in accordance with applicable regulations. If 
water quality impacts are identified, reports (including, for 
example, sample locations, chain of custody forms, and 
laboratory analysis reports) would be sent to the Department 
of Public Health, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board 
would be notified. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

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Action required: 

Soil and groundwater testing occur prior to excavation to 
identify the level and extent of petroleum hydrocarbon 
releases. The sponsor will notify Chevron on all test 
results. Copies of reports will be sent to OER. 

Mitigation Measure: 

7. The project sponsor would ensure that dust control measures 
are included in the mitigation measures for air quality to 
minimize the potential public health impact associated with 
visible dust emissions and air quality pollutants. The 
project sponsor would ensure that a dust control program is 
implemented to minimize potential public health impacts, 
including impacts to sensitive receptors, associated with 
exposure to respirable nuisance dust. This would include 
regular watering of exposed soil and covering the stockpiles 
and trucks carrying spoil materials. (See also Mitigation 
Measure under Construction Air Quality.) 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Included within contract specifications dust control language 
from mitigation measure. A copy of language submitted to the 
Office of Environmental Review. 

Mitigation Measure: 

8. The project sponsor would ensure that from the time that 
ground surfaces are exposed until the time that all remedial 
activities have been completed, a fence is erected around the 
area where chemicals have been identified in the soil and site 
access is restricted to necessary personnel. Warning signs 
prohibiting access by the general public onto the project site 
would be posted at all construction access points. Access 
would be limited to authorized personnel only. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications language from 
mitigation measure. A copy of language submitted to the 
Office of Environmental Review. 

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Mitigation Measure: 

9. The project sponsor would ensure that the construction 
contractor provides and implements a Health and Safety Plan 
prepared by a certified industrial hygienist to the City, to 
meet all applicable federal, state, and local environmental 
and worker safety laws. The Plan would establish policies and 
procedures to protect workers and the public from potential 
hazards posed by hazardous materials at the project site, and 
it would be prepared according to federal and California OSHA 
regulations for hazardous waste health and safety plans. The 
Site Health and Safety Plan would include items such as the 
following, as applicable to site conditions: identification 
of contaminants,, potential hazards, material handling 
procedures, dust suppression measures, personal protection 
clothing and devices, controlled access to the site, health 
and safety training requirements, monitoring equipment used 
during construction to verify health and safety of workers and 
the public, measures to protect public health and safety, and 
emergency response procedures . 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications language from 
mitigation measure. A copy of language submitted to the Office 
of Environmental Review. 



MEASURES THAT COULD BE IMPLEMENTED BY OTHER AGENCIES 



Mitigation Measure: 

1. In order to reduce potential injury to building occupants 
during an earthquake or other catastrophic emergency, an 
evacuation and emergency response plan would be developed by 
the project sponsor or building management staff, in 
consultation with the Mayor's Office of Emergency Services to 
ensure coordination between the City's emergency planning 
activities and the project's plan and to provide for building 
occupants in the event of an emergency. The project plan 
would be reviewed by the Office of Emergency Services and 
implemented by building management insofar as feasible before 
issuance by the Department of Public Works of final building 
permits . 

Responsible party: 

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Building Management Staff 

Action required: 

The Courthouse Construction Committee will notify the building 
management staff of the need to prepare and submit a building 
evacuation and emergency response plan to the Mayors Office or 
Emergency Services prior to receiving final certificate of 
building occupancy permit. 

Mitigation Measure: 

2. To expedite implementation of the City's emergency response 
plan, the project sponsor would prominently post information 
for building occupants concerning what to do in the event of 
a disaster. 

Responsible party: 

Building Management Staff 

Action required: 

The Courthouse Construction Committee will notify the building 
management staff of the need to prepare and post information 
on the City's emergency response plan. 

SECTION D: AIR QUALITY 

MITIGATION MEASURE ADOPTED AS MODIFIED 

Mitigation Measure: 

1. The project sponsor would require the contractor (s) to 
sprinkle the site with water during demolition, excavation and 
construction activities; spray unpaved construction areas with 
water at least twice per day; cover stockpiles of soil, sand, 
and other material; cover trucks hauling debris, soil, sand or 
other such material; and sweep surrounding streets during 
demolition, excavation and construction at least once per day 
to reduce particulate emissions. 

This measure is adopted as proposed except that non-potable 
water may not be used for dust control. Ordinance 175-91, 
passed by the Board of Supervisors on May 6, 1991, requires 
that non-potable water be used for dust control activities. 
However, the project sponsor would require that the 
contractor (s) seek an exemption under Ordinance 175-92 for the 

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requirement to use reclaimed water in order to reduce traffic 
and noise impacts caused by water trucks and assure adequate 
dust control. The project sponsor would require the project 
contractor (s) to maintain and operate construction equipment 
so as to minimize exhaust emissions of particulates and other 
pollutants, by such means as a prohibition on idling of motors 
when equipment is not in use or when trucks are waiting in 
queues, and implementation of specific maintenance programs to 
reduce emissions for equipment that would be in frequent use 
for much of the construction period. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications language from 
mitigation measure. A copy of language submitted to the Office 
of Environmental Review. 



SECTION E: GEOLOGY 

MEASURES PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

Mitigation Measure: 

1. One or more geotechnical investigations by a California- 
licensed geotechnical engineer are included as part of the 
project. The project sponsor and contractor would follow the 
recommendations of the final geotechnical report (s) regarding 
any excavation and construction for the project. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications recommendations of the 
final geotechnical report (s) . copy of geotechnical section of 
the contract specifications be submitted to the Office of 
Environmental Review. 



Mitigation Measure: 

2. Any groundwater encountered during construction of the 
proposed project would be subject to requirements of the 
City's Industrial Waste Ordinance (Ordinance Number 199-77), 
requiring that groundwater meet specified water quality 

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standards before it may be discharged into the sewer system. 
The Bureau of Environmental Regulation and Management of the 
Department of Public Works must be notified of projects 
necessitating dewatering. That office may require water 
analysis before discharge. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications language from 
mitigation measure. A copy of language submitted to the 
Office of Environmental Review. 



Mitigation Measure: 

3. Should dewatering be necessary, the final soils report would 
address the potential settlement and subsidence impacts of 
this dewatering. Based upon this discussion, the soils report 
would contain a determination as to whether or not a lateral 
movement and settlement survey should be done to monitor any 
movement or settlement of surrounding buildings and adjacent 
streets. If a monitoring survey is recommended, the 
Department of Public Works would require that a Special 
Inspector (as defined in Article 3 of the Building Code) be 
retained by the project sponsor to perform this monitoring. 
Groundwater observation wells would be installed to monitor 
the level of the water table and other instruments would be 
used to monitor potential settlement and subsidence. If, in 
the judgment of the Special Inspector, unacceptable movement 
were to occur during construction, groundwater recharge would 
be used to halt this settlement. The project sponsor would 
delay construction if necessary. Costs for the survey and any 
necessary repairs to service lines under the street would be 
borne by the project sponsor. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

The Sponsor will retain a special inspector to perform 
dewatering inspection services as defined in the final soils 
report. Copy of soils report recommendations submitted to 
OER. 



Mitigation Measure: 

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4. Should dewatering be necessary, the project sponsor and 
contractor (s) would follow the geotechnical engineers' 
recommendations regarding dewatering to avoid settlement of 
adjacent streets, utilities and buildings that could 
potentially occur as a result of dewatering. If dewatering is 
necessary, monitoring wells would be installed as required 
around the outside of the excavation to monitor the water 
level throughout the construction period. Recharge of 
groundwater could be performed if a substantial drop in water 
levels took place outside of the excavation. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee . 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications recommendations of 
geotechnical report for dewatering control. Copy of language 
submitted to the Office of Environmental Review. 

Mitigation Measure: 

5. If dewatering were necessary, groundwater pumped from the site 
would be retained in a holding tank to allow suspended 
particles to settle, if this were found necessary by the 
Bureau of Environmental Regulation and Management of the 
Department of Public Works, to reduce the amount of sediment 
entering the storm drain / sewer lines. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications language from 
mitigation measure. A copy of language submitted to the Office 
of Environmental Review. 

Mitigation Measure: 

6. The project sponsor would require the general contractor to 
install and maintain sediment traps in local stormwater 
intakes during the construction period to reduce the amount of 
sediment entering the storm drain / sewer lines, if this is 
found necessary by the Bureau of Environmental Regulation and 
Management of the Department of Public Works. 

Responsible party: 

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Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications language from 
mitigation measure. A copy of language submitted to the Office 
of Environmental Review. 



Mitigation Measure: 

7. The project sponsor and contractor (s) would follow the 
geotechnical engineers' recommendations regarding installation 
of settlement markers around the perimeter of shoring to 
monitor any ground movements outside of the shoring itself. 
Shoring systems would be modified as necessary in the event 
that substantial movements were detected. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications geotechnical engineers' 
recommendations regarding settlement markers. Copy of language 
submitted to the Office of Environmental Review. 



SECTION F: WATER QUALITY 

MEASURE PROPOSED AS PART OF THE PROJECT 

Mitigation Measure: 

1. If dewatering were necessary, groundwater pumped from the site 
would be retained in a holding tank to allow suspended 
particles to settle, if this were found necessary by the 
Bureau of Environmental Regulation and Management of the 
Department of Public Works, to reduce the amount of sediment 
entering the storm drain / sewer lines. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications language from 
mitigation measure. A copy of language submitted to the Office 
of Environmental Review. 

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Mitigation Measure: 

2. The project sponsor would require the general contractor to 
install and maintain sediment traps in local stormwater 
intakes during the construction period to reduce the amount of 
sediment entering the storm drain / sewer lines, if this is 
found necessary by the Bureau of Environmental Regulation and 
Management of the Department of Public Works. 

Responsible party: 

Courthouse Construction Committee 

Action required: 

Include within contract specifications language from 
mitigation measure. A copy of language submitted to the 
Office of Environmental Review. 



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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE (S) UNDER REVIEW 
OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WI1H 
COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

1. Roll Call 

II. STATE OFFICE BUILDING DRAFT LIR, 45b GOLDEN GAIE AVENUE 
Comments on draft EIR for new State Office Building 

III. SAN FRANCISCO IN I tRNA I 10NAI A1RPOR1 

INTERNATIONAL ItRMINAt PROGRESS REVIEW 
Craig Hartman, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill Del Campo 
& Maru - Michael Willis & Assocaites, Joint Venture 
Archi tects 

IV. Adjournment 



City and County of 

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A CCESSIB1L1TY INFORM A TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Relmbilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Ait Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held In Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those In wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cutbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Bases-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Gmvc, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
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that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help die city to 
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JAN 6 1995 



M I N U T E S 

>AN FRANC I SCO ART COMMISSION 

SPECIAL CIVK: DESIGN [REVIEW COMMITTEE SAN FRANCISCO 

©tfceniber 1 2 T^i#4 PUBLIC LIBRARY 



25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room -- Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

I. ROLL 



Commissioners Excused 



Commi ssioners Pres e n t 

Anne Healy 

Rod Freebai rn-Smith 

Wi 1 1 iam Mever 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 
Joanne Chow Winship 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 



II. San Francisco International Airport/International Terminal 
Progress Review 

Craig Hartman/Skidmore Owings and Merrill - Del Campo & Maru - 
Michael Willis & Associates. Joint Venture 

Craig Hartman began the review bv identifying changes to the design of the 
building which were being implemented as the result of a report from a value 
engineer. The task of the report was to help the airport to reduce costs for 
the project. The first ma.ior change to be identified was the surface covering 
for the roof. Replacing the originally proposed metal roof material would be 
either a modified bituminous sheet roofing or a vmvl membrane system. The 
change would not be apparent. The second significant change involved the roof 
being lowered 12-14 feet again as a cost savings measure. Reducing the roof, 
reduces the volume of the space and reduces the amount of exterior walls. The 
office space to the rear of the building has been reduced to a 2 story building 
with an increased width. Two 30 foot long additions have been designed at the 
ends of the International Terminal which were referred to as shoulder pieces. 
The shoulder sections are separated from the main terminal and provides the 
office space which was displaced when the third floor was eliminated from the 
International Terminal back section. A louvered system has been suggested for 
the cantilever ends of the Terminal. The cost estimator believes that this 
would provide more light at less cost. A green zone is proposed for the front 
of the building. A row of poplars or similar plant was proposed to be on the 
lower level. The next level would have a green zone anchoring the ends. The 
approach to the terminal lias been better defined. Signage will be critical for 
directing arrivals to the airport. 



The ribbon skylights currently remain in the roof design. The Airport is 
concerned that the skylights do not reflect glare back to the control )wer 
personnel. The artificial light designed for the interior of the Main erminal 
building, diffuses the light bv bouncing light off the under side of t<"2 roof 
onto the ceiling. Access to the ceiling and lights is provided bv a ca;walk 
system. 



Civic. Design Review l-oiiiiuiU.ee Miuub ,/l)ucembei U. 1 99*1 

The west wall has a louveied wall .stem which has been designed specifically 
to addiess the obvious sun problem^. The fouvered wall is 3 feet from the 
glass wall of the terminal buildinj. 11 is intended to read as a veil in front 
of the glass. Signage ident ifvinu San Francisco International Airport will be 
on the west, wa 1 1 . 



The Commissioners ailed the architects to identify the importance of the entry 
wall to the over til design. I he i omnnssiouei s advised the architects that 
they support the best design solui ion, but was concerned that the important 
desicin elements not be lost .due i<> c >st evaluations. 



The Commissioners supported a propu-al by the architects to mass additional 
space for the rental c.ai auein-ies in a separate structure so that the 
International Terminal continues hi ne the dominant structure. 



The Commissioners asl ed in-- architects to eoul inue to study the two story glass 
block element on the shoulder buildings. It was also suggested by the 
Committee that gl :i e mi the easi facade nut .' be a problem, tess glass on that 
facade could potent lall pro*, ide m .< e fuiuls to the west facade. 



The Commissioners commented that the elevations do not accurately reflect the 
visual entry undei the building fm travelers going to the other terminals. 
The architects" were asked to modify the elevations to include views of the 
garage or entry to provide a better sense of the building underpass experience, 



The Commissioners evpiessed a great deal or concern about the airport graphics 
and signage. (Jul only in how the, impact the views of the building, provide 
information to the traveieis. but also how the. ai e distributed throughout the 
airport. The Committee would lile to see the graphics component coordinated 
and integrated into the aiipuit complex. I he Committee would like the Airport 
to share its policy on signage and its imp lenient at ion within the airport. The 
signage, especially in relation to ihe roadways need to be coordinated and 
executed in an "ar f fu I' w.r. . 



Other comments by the i.oumii t tee whu.h i osponded to the architects presentation 
i deluded: 

- Skylights the root should maintain its openings to allow direct ligit into 
the space. The Committee would lile to letain the glass as opposed to a lother 
material. Ihe glass wao aesfhet u.alh super K>i and a k.obt savings. 

- Shoulder Buildings - should leiniin juhoidiuate to the main building. 

- The committee would like lo ha/e the I hi ee dimensional model piesent when 
the boarding areas are re.- tewed si- that the\ can i elate the design of the 
boarding areas to the design of the mam lermin.il. 

- The light rail system niovides an opportunity h.i the Airport to design a 
unique interest ing oai cmd : /stem. 



Ill . New State bu i Idlug Ui at t t IK 

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Commissioner Preebairn Smith agreed hi end copies ol relevant portions of the 
EIR to the other Commissioners ami «\i I ' mi .ion staff. It was agreed that 



Civic Design Review Committee Minutes/December 12, 1994 

the item would be discussed at the December" 19th meeting and that Debra Lehane 
would alert Barbara Sahm, the city's Environmental Review Officer that our 
comments would arrive on Tuesday morning. 



IV. Adjournment 



The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm, 



Submitted by 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



Approved 




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A CCESSIBIUTY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act afiil the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will male reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 

with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Commiiicc Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held In Suite 70, hascineni level, and can l>c accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities. Including those In wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible ctiilislde |>urfcln|> has Ivcn designated on Oak Street IxMwccn Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, I,, M, nml N Trains- stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 lluses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center HART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness;, multiple chemical sensitivity or rela'ed 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline nt (4 15)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are remlnt ed 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in die Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored If possible. 



M I tl li I E S 

SAN FRAIJI ISCU API COMMISSION 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

December 19. 1994 

25 Van Ness Avenue commission Meetinq Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meetinq was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Commiss ioner's Present Cpmm i s si oners Excused 

Anne Healy 

Rod Freebai rn-Snn th 

Wi 1 1 iam Meyer 

Staf f Pres ent 

Debra Lehane 

II. New State Office Buildinq Draft E1R 
Comments 

The Committee addressed comments to the Environmental Impact Report which 
pertained to height/bulk, shadows, pedestrian level, and winds. Susana Montana 
presented copies of the Planninq Departments comments. The Committee thanked 
Ms. Montana and advised her that the Committee needs her comments sooner in 
order for them to have time to consider and review the material. 

The overall consensus of the Committee was that the New State Office Building 
was a good project. Specific concerns involved the height and mass of the 
building. The Committee was not in agreement on this issue. The Committee 
expressed concerns about the impact on the Philip Burton Federal Building plaza 
in regards to additional shading during the spring and fall. Another concern 
shared by the Committee was the severe wind factor. The Committee did not feel 
that the wind studv in the EIR was adeauate. The Committee had questions about 
the canopy on t fie Golden Gate Avenue facade and whether is would effectively 
reduce the wind factor or improve the visual impact of the Golden Gate Avenue 
facade. A suggestion from the Committee to the State project was to chamfer 
the top few floors of the north facade and to chamfer the northeast and north 
west corners to mitiqate the shade problem. It was also suqgested that the 
severe wind problem could be addressed in a joint effort between the State, the 
Federal building owners and the Citv. Finally, the south facade of the New 
State Buildinq should recede and not compete with the California State 
Building. Debra Lehane was instructed to draft a response from the Civic 
Design Review Committee for review. The Environmental Review Officer for the 
City needed to receive the comment, bv December 20th for inclusion in the City's 
response to the EIR. 

III. SEWPCP Energy Recovery Facility Phase II 

Edmund Shum of the Bureau of Architecture presented the project which tad been 
submitted bv Bruce Flvnn and reviewed earlier in the vear. The Committee asked 
Mr. Shum to explore a different treatment material for the infill. The 
Committee suqqested that he explore: 1. a skin more appropriate to the other 
buildinq in the complex; 2, a colored agqreqate material; 3. a veneer of 
colored concrete masonry units. He was asked to return next month. 



Civic Design Review Committee/December" 21, 1994 
IV. Fire Station « 24 Phase III 

Philip Sower of the Bureau of Architecture presented a small model and briefly 
reviewed the project. The minutes from the previous meeting were reviewed. 
The project had no outstanding issues. The final drawing plans were submitted 
and approved. Mr. Sower was asked to work with the Fire Department in getting 
the Department to display informational signage on the building in a manner 
more sympathetic to the architecture. 

1. Motion to approve Fire Station ft j.j Phase III. 
Motion: Bill Meyer- 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Fire Station « 44 



Phase III 



Philip Sowers of the Bureau of Architecture was asked to return next month with 
samples of a material which had been part of a Phase II contingency. 



VI. MUNI Operator Restrooms 



Phase III 



Catherine Cronin and Duncan Watry of the MUNI Project Management team review 
the 10 locations which had been approved as part of the project in previous 
Civic Design Review Committee meetings. Mr. Watry indicated that 2 or 3 of the 
locations will be eliminated due to budget constraints. The drawings for the 
operator restrooms were submitted for review. The Committee moved for 
approval . 

2. Motion to approve MUNI Operator Restrooms Phase III. 
Motion: Bill Meyer- 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. Adjournment 



The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm 



Submitted by: 



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Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Desuin Review Committee Coordinator 



Approved 



Joanne CI 




MINUTES2.WPS 12/22/94 



A CCESSIIilLirY INFORM A T10N 

'Pursuant to City policy anil the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
xuith Disabilities Act, all City agencies will nuiU- reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings. and Individual Commillcc Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. Sun Francisco, located on the corner of Oak arid Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held In Suite 70, baScmcni level, and can l>c accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of tbe building. 

Accessible seutlng for persons with disabilities. Including those In wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuiiislde purkln^ has l>een designated on Oak Street IxMwccn Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, L, M, and N Troln<;--siopplng at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 
9, 26, nnd 42 Iluscs-scrving the area of Van Ness and Market. 
Civic Center HART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 
• For more infonnation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, muliiple chemical sensitivity or rcla'ed 
disabilities should call our accessibility hodinc nt (415)554-8925 lo discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accoinmodaie such people, atlendecs at public meetings are reminc ed 
that other attendees may be sensitive lo various chemical based producls. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
rcqucsl at meetings. Please contact Sonia Cray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 






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Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

s symphony^once'rts NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
public art program Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debri 
iTREET artists licenses Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
415.252.2581 252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
Commission Gallery INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
155 4?5 R °554 S 968 E 2 T COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 

RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer 

II. STATE OFFICE BUILDING DRAFT EIR, 455 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE 
Comments on draft EIR for new State Office Building 

III. SEWPCP ENERGY RECOVERY FACILITY Jerrold at Phelps Streets 
Phase II 
Edmund Shum, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

IV. FIRE STATION ft 24, 100 Hoffman near 23rd Street 
Phase III 
Philip Sowers, Oscar Recinos/Bureau of Architecture 

V. FIRE STATION » 44, 1298 Girard Street, near San Bruno 
Phase III 
Philip Sowers, Irene Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

VI. MUNI OPERATOR RESTROOMS, Various locations 
Phase III 
Catherin Cronin, Duncan Watry/ MUNI Project Management 

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT 
At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are 1 ' within the subject matcer 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VIII. STAFF REPORTS 



IX. ADJOURNMENT 




City ano County of 

San Francisco AGENDA. WPS 



12/14/94 



A CCESS1BIL1TY IN FORM A TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators In the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Bases -serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the Intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more Information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help die city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY JANUARY 23, 1995 

3:00 PM 
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COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
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the i t.pm represent.nt i vp. Rppaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
informal ion related to any of t ho following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer 

II. 911 EMERGENCY DISPATCH CENTER, Turk Street between Gough/Laguna 
Phase I 

Chris Bigelow/Bureau of Architecture 
Heller and Leake 

III. CALIFORNIA PALACE OF THE LEGION OF HONOR PARKING PLAZA, Lincoln Park 
Informational Presentation and Rotating Temporary Exhibitions Approval 
Harry Parker, Debra FMeden, Steve Nash/ Fine Arts Museums 
Mark Cavagnero/Project Architect 

IV. SEWPCP ENERGY RECOVERY, Jerrold and Phelps Streets 
Phase II 
Edmund Shum, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

V. FIRE STATION I* 44, 1298 Glrard Street, near San Bruno 
Phase III 
Philip Sowers, Irene Wong/Bureau of Architecture 

VI. NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY, 5TH FLOOR ADDITION, 7th and Bryant 
Phase III 

Ernie Ramllo, Woody Jones/Bureau of Architecture 
Lt. M. LaVigne/Sherlff 's Department 

VII. EMBARCADERO TRANSIT SHELTER/WATERFRONT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS 
Discussion 

Rebecca Kohl stand/Waterfront Transportation Project 
Ken Jew/MUNI 
J111 Manton/Art Commission 

JAN 2 1995 

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VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
Items of Interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda Items. 

IX. STAFF REPORTS 

-Bureau of Architecture (Chris Blgelow): Discussion of C1v1c Design 
Review Committee's expectations, procedures and requirements of 
architects during the three phase review process. 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

AGENDA. WPS 1/19/95 



A CCESSIBIL1TY IN FORM A TION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Reliabilitat ion Act and the 1990 American 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmenial illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hoUinc at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 






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The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 
I. ROLL 



Commissioners Excused 
Anne Healy 



Commissioners Present 
Rod Freebai rn-Smith 
Wi 1 1 iam Meyer 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 
Joanne Chow Winship 

II. 911 Emergency Dispatch Center 

Chris Bigelow, Ralph Jacobson, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 
Clark Manus/Heller and Leake 

Chris Bigelow of the Bureau of Architecture provided the introduction to the 
project. The 911 Emergency Dispatch Center passed by the voters as Prop B in 
1994 provides offices, operations and parking for 911 services housing the 
dispatch for 911 and the Mayor's Office of Emergency Services. The new 
building will be located on the south side of Turk between Gough and Laguna. 
The site, in what is known as Jefferson Square, is authorized by the City 
Charter. The mid block location maximizes the distances from other buildings 
and traffic intersections which is critical in an emergency. 

The project is being "phased". The first phase demolishes the building and 
builds new basketball courts. The second phase is the new construction and the 
third and final phase in January of 1998 builds new courts. 

Mr. Bigelow introduced Clark Manus of Heller and Leake who described the new 
911 facility. Although a public building, the building is designed to have 
limited public access. The building dimensions are 180 x 113 feet for a total 
of 16,500 square feet on three levels. The entry is off Turk with parking 
below grade. The goal of the project is to create maximum efficiency with a 
basic box design which includes windows and views. The roof is arched to 
provide greater height for the dispatch units. All mechanical equipment is 
clustered in the center. The roof contains grill work to vent the mechanical. 
The building is designed to be self sufficient in an emergency. The architects 
hope to convey the image of a pavilion in a park setting. The articulation is 
to provide some definition of the structure of the building. The main entry is 
located at the northeast corner of the building. Satellite dishes, required 
for telecommunications have been incorporated into the entry. 

Materials proposed for the exterior of the project consist of zinc, solex 
glazing, black or white mull ions, an accent color, white porcelain (to keep the 
building light in character), steel/metal for building articulation. 

Comments from Commissioner Meyer indicated that he liked the shape of the 
building and the symbolic connection to the Civic Center. He requested that 
the architects study the ends of the building and that the entrance be 
strengthened. Glass on the south of the building should differentiate from the 



Civic Design Review Committee/January 23, 1995 

II. 911 Emergency Dispatch Center (cont.) 

north and he applauded the energy efficient efforts and design changes from the 
north and south facades. 

Elizabeth Haythornthwaite and George Williams, two members of the public, 
addressed concerns to the Committee. Both individuals were concerned about the 
height of the building and wanted the structure to be as low as possible. 
Commissioner Meyer was comfortable with the height in the context. Commissioner 
Freebai rn-Smith thanked the public for their comments and asked the architects 
to take their concerns into consideration. 

A motion to approve Phase I was moved and approved with instructions to the 
architects to study the entrance and how it relates to the west end of the 
structure and to review the mechanical room roof height and its relationship to 
the other roof lines. 

1. Motion to approve 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Phase I. 
Motion: William Meyer 

Consensus: Unanimous 

III. California Palace of the Legion of Honor Parking Plaza 
Harry Parker, Debbie Frieden, Steve Nash/Fine Arts Museums 
Mark Cavagnero/Pro.ject Architect 

Harry Parker, Director of the Fine Arts Museum, presented photographs of the 
original fountain located in Lincoln Park in front of the Legion of Honor. The 
Museum is proposing to return the fountain to a reflecting pool. Replacing the 
plaster profile will be cast concrete. A water element in the fountain will be 
used on occasions. Adjacent to the fountain will be a parterre. The parterre 
will permit the museum to program installations of 20th century sculpture for 
temporary exhibition. The Committee stated their preference for parking to be 
removed from the area adjacent to the parterre. A motion was moved and 
approved. 

2. Motion to approve: (a) the restoration of the Legion of Honor 
Parking area fountain to a reflecting pool, (b.) the design 

for a parterre in the center of the parking area adjacent to the fountain 
and (c.) the concept of a rotating temporary 20th Century sculpture, 
exhibition in the parterre. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

IV. SEWPCP Energy Recovery Facility Phase II 
Edmund Shum, Gary Hoy/Bureau of Architecture 

Gary Hoy of the Bureau of Architecture shared with the Committee the research 
which had been conducted in the alternate materials or method of construction 
suggested by the Committee at the December 1994 meeting. The Committee was 
satisfied that the alternatives had been adequately explored and accepted the 
architects request to remain with the integral colored stucco. A motion was 
moved and approved. 

3. Motion to approve the SEWPCP Energy Recovery Facility, Phase 
II. . 

Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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Civic Design Review Committee/January 23, 1995 

V. Fire Station tt 44 Phase III 

Philip Sowers of the Bureau of Architecture presented a new board of color 
samples. In an effort to standardize maintenance for the Fire Department, the 
Fire Department has instructed the architects to make the doors red. The Fire 
Department contends that this requires that they stock only one color for 
maintaining the telescoping doors. The Civic Design Committee is concerned 
about the Fire Department adopting a city wide policy of a single door color. 
The original palette of colors which calls for a green door was considered by 
the Committee to be better suited to the historic structure. The Committee 
asked the architects to relay the Committee's concerns to the Fire Department 
and passed a motion which maintains a contingency regarding the colors. 

4. Motion to approve Fire Station #44 Phase III, contingent upon 
final approval of the original palette of colors and 
materials. 

Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VI. New Sheriff's Facility, 5th Floor Addition Phase III 
Ernie Ramilo, Woody Jones/Bureau of Architecture 

Woody Jones of the Bureau of Architecture submitted for Committee review the 
bid drawings. No changes had been made to the design or materials since the 
Phase II review. The project was awarded Phase III approval. 

5. Motion to approve the New Sheriff's Facility, 5th floor 
addition Phase III. 

Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

VII. Embarcadero Transit Shelter/Waterfront Transportation 
Projects 

Rebecca Kohl stand/Waterfront Transportation Project 
Ken Jew/MUNI 
Jill Manton/Art Commission 

Rebecca Kohlstand and Ken Jew provided the Committee with an update of the 
design process for the five MUNI platforms installed along the Embarcadero and 
King Street. Sasaki has been selected as a design consultant on the project. 
From November 1994 - April 1995 the concept will be developed with community 
input. The project managers hope to have a final design in April with the 
platforms being completed by October. Anna Murch, an artist, has been added to 
the design team. The design goals of the shelters are: 

1. to create transparency in the shelter design 

2. to provide a sense of continuity as part of a system with a unique feature 
established for each location 

3. to have a modular design system 

The advertising panels by Gannett will be turned 90 degrees so that they are 
viewed by traffic on the streets and will allow open views to the bay. 
The Committee asked the project managers to consider: 

1. no advertising on the Embarcadero 

2. non-direct light sources, concealed light sources 

3. subtle back lit opportunities 

The general approach was applauded, but concerns continued to be expressed 
about the amount of advertising and the location of the advertising. 



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Civic Design Review Committee/January 23, 1995 

VIII. Staff Reports 

Discussion with Bureau of Architecture/Chris Bigelow 

The informal discussion with Chris Bigelow concerned a review of the three step 
process used by the Committee in the review of projects. The process is 
considered to be adequate, but one new procedure will be added to the Phase I 
review. To better assist the Committee in preparing for a Phase I review, the 
architects at the Bureau will provide a project summary. The summary should 
provide a brief project description, history, site profile and drawings in an 
8-1/2 x 11 format. Phase I reviews should always provide three dimensional 
depictions or isometrics. Projects should strive to be energy efficient. 

IX. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm. 

Submitted by: 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 




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AGENDA 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentat ion by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freeba1rn-Sm1th, Healy, Meyer 

II. JCDECAUX PUBLIC SERVICE KIOSK, DESIGN APPEAL 
400 Montgomery Street 
JoAnne Dunec representing The Lurie Company 

III. ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE EARTHQUAKE REPAIR PROJECT 433 Kearney Street 
Phase I, II 

Mr. Andre Salvador, Jorge Alfaro/Bureau of Architecture 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 
John Thomas/Landscape Architecture 
Kevin Haggerty/Department of Parking and Traffic 



IV. FIRE STATION #39, 1091 Portola Drive 
Phase II 
Mike Pierron, Ann Costel lo/Bureau of Architecture 

V. FIRE STATION # 44, 1298 Girard Street, near San Bruno 
Phase III 
Philip Sowers, Irene Wong/Bureau of Architecture 




VI. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of Interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda Items. 

VII. STAFF REPORTS 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 



City and County oi 

San Francisco 



AGENDA. WPS 



2/7/95 



A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Bases-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

I. ROLL 

Commissioners Present Commissioners Excused 

Rod Freebairn-Smlth 
William Meyer 
Anne Healy 

Staff Present 
Debra Lehane 

II. 400 Montgomery/JCDecaux Kiosk 
Request to change Pillar Style Kiosk to Heritage Style Kiosk 

JoAnne Dunec, representing the Lurie Company who own the historic landmark 
building at 400 Montgomery known as the Kohl Building, presented to the 
Committee the request to change the Pillar style Kiosk to the Heritage Style 
Kiosk proposed for 400 Montgomery. Debra Lehane was asked to go back to DPW to 
request that the kiosk be moved to another corner and to report back. 

III. F1re Station # 39, 1091 Portola Drive Phase II 

Mike Pierron, Bureau of Architecture, reviewed for the Committee the additions 
and modifications for F1re Station # 39 located at 1091 Portola which had 
previously been presented to the Committee. The previous review has focused on 
how an addition was to be added to the rear of the building. The add it on 
would house an apparatus room, communications, weight room, study and work 
room. 

The apparatus doors on the front facade will be widened. A concrete element 
between the doors will visually hold up a canopy. New windows will be aluminum 
and existing wooden windows will be painted rust 1n color. The new bui ding 
will be stucco. The front windows will pick up an eyebrow statement from the 
older design. The metal roll door is gray, the portal entry center support and 
canopy will be orange. The gunnite will be yellow. The original windows are 
recessed 1-1/2 feet. The new windows will be recessed 6 inches. 

The Landmarks Board has waived review of the project since the original 
building has been dramatically changed by previous remodels. 

The Committee discussed the proportions of the back door and stairs w1t>i no 
resolution. The Architects were asked to look at ways to screen the parking 
area from the neighbors. The project received a Phase II approval. 

1. Motion to approve F1re Station I* 39 Phase II. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Civic Design Review Committee/January 23, 1995 

IV. F1re Station * 44 Phase III 

Chief Lynch of the F1re Department explained the budgetary Issues for 
maintenance of the telescoping doors. The F1re Department negotiated vnth the 
door manufacturer the Colonial Red color which has now become a standard for 
the City of San Francisco. If the door on F1re Station # 44 were green there 
would be a $3,000 set up cost from the door company every time parts were 
needed for the F1re Station # 44 door. The Committee accepted the F1re 
Department's explanation concerning maintenance costs and the need for i';he red 
door. Philip Sower, Bureau of Architecture, submitted another sample of 
granite which had a larger grain for Committee approval which the Committee 
approved. A motion approving the color palette was moved and approved </h1ch 
removed the contingency from the project's Phase III review. 

2. Motion to approve F1re Station #44 palette of colors and 
materials with red doors. 
Motion: William Meyer 
Consensus: Unanimous 

V. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm. 

Debra Lehane, Collections Manager 

Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



Submitted by: 




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AGENDA 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda iteas, aeabers of the public «ay address the 
Coaaittee when the itea is reached in the aeeting after the presentation by 
the itea representative. Speaker Cards are available at all aee tings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION W» H MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNOER REVIE- 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCI!:: . 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebaim-Saith, Healy, Meyer 

II. ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE EARTHQUAKE REPAIR PROJECT 433 Kearney Street 
Phase I, II 

Mr. Andre Salvador, Jorge Al faro/Bureau of Architecture 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 
John Thomas, Brian Gatter/Landscape Architecture 
Kevin Haggerty/Department of Parking and Traffic 

III. ADAM ROGERS PARK RENOVATION Bayview/Hunters Point District between 
Oakdale Court and Garlington Court, Phase I 
John Thomas, Scot Burbank/ Landscape Architecture 
Marvin Yee/ Recreation and Park Department 



IV. STANDBY GENERATOR SYSTEM FOR ALEMANY PUMP STATION Behinc existing 
Pump Station en Felton Street near Dartmouth s^m! Felton Street* 

Phase I and II 

Mary Hobson, Architectural Designer 
Lota Nuguid, Project Manager 
Stan Kresicki, Senior Architect 




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V. ACCESSIBILITY RAMP-MAIN ENTRY-LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL 
375 Laguna Honda Blvd. Phase I and II 

Sue Smith, Neil O'Shea/ESS Architects 
Marilyn Thompson/Bureau of Architecture 

VI. MUNI PROJECT 917 New Key Stops (15 Designated stops for light -lil) 
Phase I 

Larry Fitzgerald. Project Manager 

Mike Almasi, Project Engineer 

Annette Williams. Disability Se r .:es Manager 

John Katz, Capital Projects Planner 

Hannah Silverman, Public Relations Representat' . e 



VII. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VIII. STAFF REPORTS 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 

AGENDA. WPS 3/21/95 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 7973 Reliabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasoftable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



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PROGRAMS 



> Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Galiery 

(PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
415.2S2.258 I 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY^jAPRIL 17, 



3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 
SAN FRANCISCO. CA 94102 



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BUSINESS-SCIENCE 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 14 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the Committee when the 
item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards 
are available at all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, please 
call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 
(PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smi th , Healy, Meyer 

II. ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE EARTHQUAKE REPAIR PROJECT 433 Kearny Street 
Phase I, II 

Mr. Andre Salvador, Jorge Alfaro/Bureau of Architecture 
Deborah Learner/Recreation and Park Department 
John Thomas, Brian Gatter/Landscape Architecture 
Kevin Haggerty/Department of Parking and Traffic 

III. STANDBY GENERATOR SYSTEM FOR ALEMANY PUMP STATION Behind existing 
Pump Station on Felton Street near Dartmouth and Felton Streets 
Phase I and II 

Mary Hobson , Architectural Designer 
Lota Nuguid, Project Manager 
Stan Kresicki , Senior Architect 

IV. ACCESSIBILITY RAMP-MAIN ENTRY-LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL 
375 Laguna Honda Blvd. Phase I and II 
Sue Smith, Neil O'Shea/ESS Architects 
Marilyn Thompson/Bureau of Architecture 

V. MUNI PROJECT 917 New Key Stops (15 Designated stops for light rail) 
Phase I 

Larry Fitzgerald, Project Manager- 
Mike Almasi , Project Engineer- 
Annette Williams, Disability Services Manager- 
John Katz, Capital Projects Planner 
Hannah Silverman, Public Relations Representative 

VI. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA FOUNTAIN, UN Plaza at Market Street 
Addition of text to areas of fountain 

Drew Detsch . Andrew Detsch Landscape Studio 
UN 50 Committee 

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to 
the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission uxcept 
agenda items. 

VIII. STAFF REPORTS 
IX. ADJOURNMENT 



AGENDA. WPS 



4/10/95 



2 5 Van Ntss Ave. Suite 24 0. San Francisco, CA 94 102 



I El 415.252.259 fax 415252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
luith disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains --stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Gn)ve. Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on acccssibfc transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 lo discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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PROGRAMS 



Civic Art Coiuction 

Civic Dijign Fuviiw 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

•OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suiri 70 

415.252.2581 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESPAY CAPRIL 2 6, 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104 



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G E N D A 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

NOTICE: Willi respect to agenda items, members of Lhe public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco 
Art Commission (415) 252-2593. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW 
OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH 
COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. CALIFORNIA STATE OFFICE BUILDING, CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX 

Discussion (matter 'referred back to Committee to articulate 
Art Commission position on issues concerning project) 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ELEVATED CIRCULATION ROADWAYS 
PHASE I 

Brian R. Dykes/Parsons-OPAC-AGS, Joint Venture Engineers 
Donald McDonal/McDonald Architects 

IV. INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL COMPLEX 
PHASE II 

Craig Hartman and Michael Wi 1 1 is/Skidmore Owings & Merrill-Del 
Campo & Maru-Michael Willis & Associates, Joint Venture 
Architects 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



V. BOARDING AREA G 
PHASE II 

AH Moghaddasi/Hel lmuth, Obata & Kassabaum - Group 4 
Robert B. Wong/ Joint Venture Architects 

VI. BOARDING AREA A 
PHASE II 
Jeff Stahl/ Gerson/Overstreet 



VII. ADJOURNMENT 
AGENDA3.WPS 



4/21/95 



2 5 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San F k a i » , CA. 94102 1 1 1 -.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Relmbilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infonnalion on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 



Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact KffiBHMBi the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 







PROGRAMS 



Civic Art Couiction 

Civic Disign Rtvuw 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cuiturai Equity Grants 

Gauiry 

)PS Symphony Concfrts 

Punic Art 



Strut Artists Licinscs 



Suirt 70 
4IS.252.2S81 



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'// CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY MAY 15 

3:00 PM 



1995 



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COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 



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G E N D A 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting: after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 



II. CHINATOWN PARK RECREATION BUILDING 
Re-submittal for Phase II 
Deborah Learner, Rec/Park Planner 
Kenji Murokami, Project Architect, Murokaml & Assoc. 
Jenny O'Connor, DPW Project Manager 



III. BEACH CHALET 
Phase III 

Deborah Learner, Rec/Park Planner 
Jorge Alfaro, Bureau of Architecture 
Clark Manus, Heller and Manus Architects 



DOf^l JMFNTS DEF" 
MAY 1 2 1995 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 
IV. OLD BUSINESS 

-Letter to State of California concerning New State Office 
Building, Civic Center Complex 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



V. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VI. STAFF REPORTS 



VII. ADJOURNMENT 



AGENDA. WPS 



5/10/95 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible* transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

)PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY-^JUNE 19, 1995 

3:00 PM 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE 
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 

AGENDA 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PROJECT/MODIFICATION OF LIGHT FIXTURE 
Drew Detsch/ Andrew Detsch Landscape Studio 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/BOARDING AREA G 
Phase II contingency review and removal 

Ali Moghaddasi/ Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum-Group4-Wong Architect, 
Joint Venture Architects 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNTIONAL AIRPORT/BOARDING AREA A 
Phase II contingency review and removal 
Jeff Stahl/ Gerson/Overstreet , Architect 

V. ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE EARTHQUAKE REPAIR 
Phase III 
Jorge Alfaro, Andre Salvador/Bureau of Architecture 



VI. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



VII. ADJOURNMENT 
AGENDA. WPS 



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DOr.i imcmts DEPT 
JUN 1 6 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs ofpersotts 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curtwlde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infomiation on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
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Commissioners Present 
Rod Freobairn-Smith 
Anne Mealy 
Bill Meyer 
Emery Rogers 



Staff Present 

Debra Lebane, Collections Manager/Civic Design Review Committee Coordinator 



II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PROJECT/MODIFICATION OF LIGHT FIX LURES 
DREWDETSCH/ANDREW DETSCH LANDSCAPE STUDIO 

Mr. Detscb presented drawings of the existing light fixture design of the lamps in UN Pla/a and 
drawings of the modification which the UN 50 Committee is proposing. The modification would remove 
the acrylic lop which is a box that projects beyond the 2' square granite column base. Beneath the acrylic 
box is a light lens box which uses High Pressure sodium. The proposed modification would give one 
continuous line from base to top by removing the acrylic top. The Committee moved approval with a 
contingency. 

1. Motion to approve modification to the lights in United Nations Plaza contingent upon a site visit and 
submittal of specifications drawings. 

Motion; Emery Rogers 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. ST. MARY'S SQUARE GARAGE EARTHQUAKE REPAIR 
PHASE III 
JORGE ALFARO, ANDRE SALVADOR/BUREAU OF ARCHITECTURE 

Jorge Alfaro of the Bureau of Architecture presented the working drawings. Portions of the drawing were 
shown to the Committee that addressed specific concerns they had expressed during the Phase II review. 
The Review included the window changes on Pine and California, the new shear walls, the new 
pedestrian entrance on Kearney and the elevator building in the Park. The Committee was satisfied that 
the architects had complied with their requests and gave the project a Phase 111 approval. 

2. Morion to approve St. Mary's Square Garage Earthquake Repair Phase III. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/BOARDING AREA G 
PHASE II CONTINGENCY REVIEW AND REMOVAL 

ALI MOGHADDASI/HEITMUI H, OBATA & K ASS ABAUM-GROUP4- WONG 
ARCHITECT, JOINT VENTURE ARCHITECT S 

Ali Moghaddasi reviewed for the Committee the efforts which were being made by the Architects to 
respond to the Committees request concerning the building orientation and thegla/ing as it pertains to 
energy efficiency. The Architects have taken the model to PGE for consultation on the orientation. The 
Architects reminded the Committee that the building skin must take care of itself. The architects have 
investigated denser glass and cool shade glass which is effective a slow as 27 degrees of sun. The 
architects are proposing for the three gates on the North of the boarding area the blue green clear vision 
glass. On the south side, <J() % of the gla/ing becomes the fritted glass with areas of vision glass. The 
West end is totally fritted glass. 

The Committee's comments: 1. The amount of natural light in the interior spaces of this boarding area 
should allow the airport to turn off lights during the day for energy efficiency. 2. The combination of 
fritted and vision glass was a good solution, however, consideration should be given to adding vision 
glass to the lower part of the two story spaces. 3. The mechanical engineers should review light levels, 
thermal comfort and systems for monitoring human comfort that will utilize the building's natural 
orientation and resources. The motion made by the Committee to remove the contingency was approved 
with Commissioner Freebairn-Smith in opposition. Commissioner Free bairn-Smith suggested that 
continued discussions with the Airport concerning environmental issues should occur. 

3. Morion to remove Phase II contingency with encouragement to further study the mechanical systems for 
human comfort as it pertains to heat and light. 

Motion: Bill Meyer 

Consensus: Ayes- Emery Rogers, Anne Heal y, Bill Meyer 
Opposed- Rod Freebairn-Smith 

V. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 pm. 





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with Disabilities Act, nit City agencies will make tensouable aitommotlaiions to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Pull Commission Meeting!, ami Individual Commllloo Meetings of Iho Aft Commission will 
bo bcld si 23 Van Ness Avenue, San franclsco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Neil. 
All meetings are held In Sulio 71). hascincni level, and can bo accessed by Uie Iwo main 
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Accaaalbla aaaUng for (Krsoiis wlili dlsahlllilcs. Including those In wlicelcliairi, will be 
available. 

Accaaalbla cuihaida parking hu been dcslgiiaiod on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

AcctaalbU MUNI lints dial serve lids location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Train- -Hopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-liair block from die building. 

9, 26, and 42 Uuata-serving Hie area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Canter BART, located at Ibe Intersection of Orove, Hyde, and Market Streetf. 

For more Infbnnallon on accessible Uansll, call (413) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental Illness, multiple chemical seniltivliy or related 
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order lo anUt the city's efforts lo •ccommoOite such people, sttendees si public meetings are reminded 
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASEfS), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PROJECT/MODIFICATION OF LIGHT FIXTURE 
Drew Detsch/ Andrew Detsch Landscape Studio 

III. MUNI METRO EXTENSION (MMX) TRANSIT SHELTER DESIGN 
PHASE I 

Ken Jew, MUNI 
John Fong, PTC 
Rebecca Kohlstrand, CAO 
Flint Nelson, PTC 

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

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*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, Including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Bases-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help me city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
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SPECIAL CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING 

Monday, July 24, 1995 

25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 



I. ROLL CALL 

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Commissioners Present: Rod Freebai rn-Sm i th , Anne 

Healy, Emery Rogers 

Staff Present: Debra Lehane, Rich Newirth, Michele 

L iapes 

II. UNITED NATIONS PLAZA PROJECT/MODIFICATION OF LIGHT 
FIXTURES 

The Commissioners agreed to remove the contingency to 
their approval of the lighting modifications. 
Commissioner Rogers requested that a letter be sent 
from the Art Commission to Andrew Detsch, commending 
him for the improvements. Commissioner Rogers will 
write the letter . 

Motion to approve modification to lights in United 
Nations Plaza with no contingency. 
Moved : Rogers 
Second : Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. MUNI METRO EXTENSION (MMX) TRANSIT SHELTER DESIGN 
PHASE I 

Ken Jew, MUNI 

John Fong, PTC 

Owen Lang, Sasaki Associates 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, CAO 

Flint Nelson, PTC 

Joanna Fong, Sasaki Associates 

Ken Jew provided general background on the design of 

passenger shelters for five light rail platforms. He 

introduced urban designer Owen Lang of Sasaki 
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Mr. Lang said that artist Anna Murch, hired as a member of 
the design team, was unable to attend the meeting because of 
another commitment. She was instrumental in the 
incorporation of a wave along the canopy roofing. The design 
team was also conscious of views and the need for 
transparency in the functional shelters. Aesthetic 
considerations and specific site issues have been addressed 
for each platform. There has been substantial community 
input from residents and merchants, including Hills Brothers 
and Delancey Street. As a result of community input and 
environmental study, each platform's configuration of 
shelters and wind screens varies and responds to specific 
issues and needs of the site. 

On platforms that have shelters, the shelters will be 
located at the north end, where the trains stop. 

The canopy structures and support columns will be powder 
coated steel. The color is proposed to be the steel gray of 
the Bay Bridge. A fan-like structure will top the columns 
and support the beams. The glass will be two-foot-wide 
panels lapping over the steel beams. The wiring and drainage 
will be within the columns. The free-standing curved 
windscreens will be constructed of tempered glass. 

Two to four advertising panels will be placed at the 
opposite ends of the platform, but not where views might be 
obstructed . 

Other platform elements that were not displayed on the model 
included seats, which will be designed to work with the 
screens, and trash cans. 

Mr. Lang briefly presented the individual design shelter 
configurations for the platforms, which will be along the 
Embarcadero and King Street and located at Folsom, Brannan, 
Second, Fourth and Sixth streets. 

Two proposals were submitted for the Folsom Street station. 
In the first, there would be one shelter. In the second, 
there would be two shelters, with wind screens dispersed. 

For Second Street, there would be three canopies, spaced at 
different distances. 



For Fourth Street, where a large ridership from Caltrain 
expected, there would be five shelters, all with wind 
screens . 



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The Sixth Street platform would have no shelters since it 
will be partly under the freeway, but these could be 
developed in the future. 



There are five alternative proposals for the Brannan Street 
station, where sensitivity to views is a major issue. 
Alternative A provides two shelters, which would be placed 



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to correspond with the location of the train doors. 
Alternative B would eliminate the northernmost shelter 
order to preserve the view, but one shelter would be 
retained. Alternative C would provide windscreens but 
shelters. Alternative D would provide no shelters or 
windscreens. In alternative E the shelter would be at the 
south end. Alternative E would require Muni to consider 
reprogramming the system so that the trains would stop at 
the south end instead of the north at that platform. This 
alternative was not acceptable to Muni. 



The nearby local businesses prefer D, which would not block 
their views. Mr. Jew said that Muni was adopting D as a 
recommendation. This does not preclude shelters in the 
future. Funding will still be available. In particular, 
Delancey Street does not want any shelters. 

Commissioner Healy expressed concern about insufficient 
canopies during rainy weather. Mr. Jew said that canopies 
could be added at a future time, as usage increased. 

Commissioner Freebai rn-Sm i th raised the issue of whether the 
Port had identified adjacent land uses which would assist 
Muni in planning future needs. He also asked if the Port had 
set any design guidelines for the shelters in relation to 
the Port 1 a n d 8 . Rebecca Kohlstrand said that no land use 
study or guidelines had been done except for the initial 
roadway study. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about the high degree of 
maintenance necessary for the glass. Mr. Jew answered that 
all platforms would be maintained by Gannett in exchange for 
advertising panels on the platforms. Gannett would also be 
responsible for all repairs. 

The only lighting for the platforms will be integrated 
within the structural columns. Since the existing ambient 
lighting is sufficient, the column lighting will be for 
accent only . 

Commissioner Rogers said that he liked the design of the 
shelter but was concerned about the maintenance issue. He 
wanted to see all of the street furniture and would be 
willing to attend a special work session. He considered the 
lack of any shelter at the Brannan Street platform a real 
omission. For that station, he preferred alternative B, 
which answered the Delancey Street concern while providing 
some she 1 ter . 



Commissioner Healy also liked the shelter design and the 
fact that shelter placement was determined by pedestrian 
movement. She liked the variation in canopy configuration. 
She liked the transparency but was concerned about the 
maintenance. She wanted to see seating arrangements and all 
other elements at the next presentation. She was concerned 
about the lack of amenities at Brannan Street and believed 



that passenger comfort should have priority over retailer 
demands. Her preference for that platform was alternative A. 

In response to a request for comments from the staff, Jill 
Manton said that the design team had worked well together 
and shown sensitivity to community concerns. 

Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th was concerned about panel 
length of the windscreens and the potential for accelerated 
wind speeds through gaps between panels that were not of 
adequate length. He hoped that the lighting would not be too 
bright and that the structures would not block any views. He 
said the ad panels, which will be brightly back-lit images, 
would provide excellent visibility for Gannett. He 
expressed his personal opposition to advertising on the 
Embarcadero, which he called the City's most important 
waterfront boulevard. 

The Commissioners discussed the issue of rider comfort, 
their interest in adding more canopies as usage grows, and 
the need for visible station identification at eye level. 

Motion to approve Muni Metro Extension (MMX) transit shelter 
design phase I . 
Moved: Healy 
Second: Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

Motion to recommend that Muni reconsider the issue of 
passenger comfort at the Brannan Street platform and revisit 
its decision to support the design alternative D, which 
provides no shelters for that station. 

Moved: Healy 
Second: Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

There will be a presentation on the Mid-Embarcadero before 
the Civic Design Committee in September, either at the 
regular September 18 meeting or at a special meeting. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 
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the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 



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1995, AT 3:00 PM HAS BEEN^CANCELLEl7T^> ' ■ — ~" 

THE MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1995 AT 2:00 P.M. 
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Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

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SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/BOARDING AREA A 

Removal of Phase II contingency 

Jeff Stahl, Gerson/Overstreet Architects 

Ray Quesada, SFIA Project Manager 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT POLICE TRAINING/EMERGENCY 

OPERATIONS STAGING FACILITY 

Phase I, II 

George Miers, George Miers & Associates 

SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION # 25 RENOVATIONS 

3305 Third Street 

Phase I, II 

Phillip Sowers, Bureau of Architecture 

Chief James Lynch, SFFD 



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SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION « 39 

1901 Portola Drive 

Phase III 

Michael Pierron, Bureau of Architecture 

Chief James Lynch, SFFD 

LAGUNA HONDA HOSPITAL ADA COMPLIANCE 

Phase III 

Marilyn Thompson, Bureau of Architecture 



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'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Ait Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby or the building. 

Accessible seating Tor persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Tralru-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-hair block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order lo assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING PUBLIC LIBRARY 
(^August 30, 199&> 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Rooi - Suite 70 

4:30 P.M. 

I. ROLL CALL 

The meeting was called to order at 4:45 p.m. 

Commissioners Present: Rod Freebai rn-Smi th , William Meyer, 

Emery Rogers 

Staff Present: Rich Newirth, Michele Liapes 

II. Laguna Honda Hospital, ADA Compliance phase III 

Marilyn Thompson, Bureau of Architecture 

Marilyn Thompson presented the final drawings for the 
new entry ramp at Laguna Honda Hospital. Reporting that 
nothing in the design had changed since the April 17, 1995 
meeting when the Committee approved phase I, II, she 
reviewed some of the major elements. Medallions pick up the 
colors of the existing accents. The brick paving is still a 
feature. Concrete insets and brick borders match elements of 
the stairway. 

Motion to approve accessibility ramp, main entry, Laguna 
Honda Hospital phase III. 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. San Francisco International Airport/Boarding Area A 
Jeff Stahl, Gerson/Overstreet Architects 

Harry Overstreet, Gerson/Overstreet 
Ray Quesada, SFIA Project Manager 

Jeff Stahl presented the architects' solutions for the 
glazing in response to previous Commissioner concerns 
regarding lighting, glare, and comfort inside the gate 
rooms. The original version specified blue-green glass for 
all glazing. The architects now proposed to use two 
different kinds of glass, retaining the same blue-green 
color reference. They have developed two performance 
criteria, one for viewing and one for glare control. For 
the vision band, they have selected a lighter-colored blue- 
green product that drops the light transmission to 47%. For 
glare control, they have selected a darker blue-green 
product that drops the light transmi ttance to the mid-20 
percentile range. This product is laminated and contains an 
inner layer with a dot pattern. The architects have 
selected the product with the finest, and therefore least 
visible, dot pattern. The facade will be a combination of 
the two glasses, which are of the same blue-green family. 



With these products, heat buildup will be lower, and energy 
performance will be improved. 

Commissioners Freebairn-Smith and Meyer expressed their 
interest in the relationship of energy consumption, and its 
annual dollar value, to visual quality. Commissioner Rogers 
said that the textural change between the two glasses was an 
improvement . 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport 
Boarding Area A phase II with no contingency. 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport Emergency 
Response/Training Facility phase I, II 

George Miers, George Miers &. Associates 
Herbert Carney, Airport Police 

Architect George Miers presented the design for a new 
SFIA Police Training/Emergency Operations Staging Facility. 
The site is the existing SFIA Police Outdoor Range, on the 
shoreline of San Francisco Bay, east of the Plot 41 
Hardstand. The Airport police consider this facility a fast- 
track project because it will be able to serve as an interim 
police station after the existing police station is 
displaced by the new communications facility. The project 
will be a multipurpose facility with training facilities and 
classrooms. It will also be a central VIP center, where 
entourages will be taken for a security check. A fire 
department emergency boat storage area is also planned. 
There will be three firing ranges, including one for live 
fire scenarios. The main building will contain a 25-yard 
indoor range in anticipation of eventual banning of all 
outdoor ranges. It will be a one-story building with a 
second level observation tower. The building is designed to 
take a second level in case one is needed in the future. 

On exterior materials, the back side of the building, 
not visible to the public, will be bullet proof and more 
opaque with minimal openings. The front, more public side 
will be opened up. It will be an aluminum-metal wall system 
with green-tinted solex glass. There will be four fiberglass 
sculptures representing the earth oriented toward the 
Pacific Rim. The glazed areas will be sunscreen at a seven- 
foot height. The canopy at the main entrance will extend 20 
feet. There will be planters at the front of the building. 

Commissioner Meyer objected to the use of sunscreen on 
the north side, where it is not needed. He suggested the use 
of clear glass so that the facility could use less lighting 
in the interior. Commissioner Rogers expressed his hope that 
landscaping would allow for views of the building and 
lagoon. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about provision 
for motorcade turnaround. Mr. Miers answered that transport 
to the facility would be by bus, so that space for 
motorcades was unnecessary. 



Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport Police 
Training/Emergency Operations Staging Facility phase I, and, 
contingent upon a more appropriate energy response in the 
treatment of the north facade, phase II. 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. San Francisco Fire Department Station #25 Renovations 

Philip Sowers, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Sowers described Fire Station #25, a 7000-square- 
foot 1928 unreinforced masonry building with a steel frame. 
The building is of an attractive brick. It is situated 
beside an art deco bridge and otherwise isolated in the 
midst of port landscape. There is a parking lot to the side 
with a small park, which is controlled by the Port. The 
project consists of seismic strengthening of the existing 
building and the construction of a 2000-square-f oot addition 
to the rear of the building. All seismic strengthening of 
the existing building will be interior. Interior concrete 
sheer walls will be added, junctions of the steel frame 
members will be reinforced, and steel parapet bracing will 
be added . 

For the addition, the architects propose a facade of 
full-depth brick, with some hint of a pattern, matching as 
closely as possible the existing brick, and zinc sidings. 
The concrete sheer walls of the addition will be connected 
to the steel frame of the existing building and will 
function as buttresses. A row of small windows will be 
aligned with the level of the existing windows. 

The Commissioners commended Mr. Sowers for his 
presentation and attention to detail, scale and texture. 

Commissioner Meyer gave his basic approval to the new 
addition but objected to the use of the matching brick for 
an otherwise "wonderfully different" addition. He suggested 
the use of concrete or stucco with brick as pin lines. 

Commissioner Rogers also expressed reservations to the 
brick but emphasized his approval of the zinc. He suggested 
moving the parking area so that the windows would overlook 
something more aesthetic. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith had no objection to the 
brick facade for the addition. 

The committee members strongly preferred an alternate 
plan for the new windows on the south side. This would be a 
horizontal band, which would increase the contrast between 
the new and the old. 

Mr. Sowers will explore the use of other materials for 
the addition and possibilities for landscaping on the south 
side. He will return for Phase II approval at a subsequent 
meeting . 

Motion to approve San Francisco Fire Department Station #25 
Renovations phase I 

Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 



VI. Fire Station #39 phase III 

Michael Pierron, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Pierron presented the final working drawings for 
the seismic upgrade of Fire Station #39. He reviewed major 
features of the project, which consists of ADA access on the 
ground floor, miscellaneous repairs, and a small 1000-foot 
addition. The doors in front of the building have been 
enlarged to accommodate contemporary fire trucks. The French 
doors have been changed to be more durable, with glass above 
a solid panel. On the rear top of the building, the stucco 
will have a minor relief pattern of axes. The art piece, a 
modern glass rondel with a swirl pattern, has been enlarged 
so that people will see it. 

It was pointed out that the lot has an extensive amount 
of wooded and already terraced open space in back of the 
building. The parking area will be repaved and the existing 
landscaping in the front will remain. The existing trees 
will also remain. Drought-tolerant ground cover and flax 
will be installed. In response to a previous request to 
examine ways to shield the parking area, the architects 
propose using the wooden element from the eaves, continuing 
it as the ADA railing that they are required to add, and 
continuing it further as the fence element that will shield 
the cars. The railing would be above a concrete retaining 
wall of minimum height. 

Commissioner Rogers suggested installation of a solid 
fence to screen the parking area, Mr. Pierron answered that 
the railing had seemed a friendlier, more open structure 
that would shield the cars while softening the area and 
relating it to the garden. Commissioner Rogers suggested an 
irrigated planting strip, to be installed behind the 
retaining wall beneath the railing. The Commissioners also 
recommended that the lot be master planned for possible 
future community use. A letter expressing this 
recommendation will be sent to Fire Chief James Lynch. 

Motion to approve San Francisco Fire Department Station #39 
phase III, including a 30-inch-wide irrigated planting bed 
behind the retaining wall to screen the parking lot. 

Motion: Commissioner Rogers 
Second: Commissioner Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY^SEPTEMBER 1 8, 1995^ 

3:00 PM 
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AGENDA SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
&. Education 
Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members or the public mav address the 
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Public Art . . , . , . , 

the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meeting's. hor 
information related to any of the following' matters, please call Debra 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 



Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 



415.252.2S81 252-2593, 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/NORTH FIELD CARGO FACILITY 
Phase I 

Bill Collins, Deputy Proiect Manager-Stone & Webster/F.E. Jordon, 
a Joint Venture 

Ramon Aanoan, Lead Architect- Tai Associates 

Patricia O'Brien, Landscape Architect - Patricia O'Brien Landscape 
Archtect 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT /UNITED AIRLINES, GROUND SERVICE 
EQUIPMENT BUILDING 
Phase I 
Art DeRosia, Dan Gates -Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 

IV. PUBLIC STAIR (Connecting Brvant and Delancev Street) 
Ad.jcent to 301 Bryant 
Phase I, II 

Richard Stacy -Tanner Leddy May turn Stacy Architects 
Tom Sargent -Rincon Point Development Company 
Redevelopment Agency 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



V. MUNI PASSENGER SHELTER/ F-MARKET HISTORIC STREETCAR LINE 
Phase 1,11,111 

Peter Straus, Director Service Planning -MUNI 
Lewis Lillian, Vice President -Gannett Shelter Co. 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION « 34 
499 41st Avenue 
Phase I 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 
Chief James Lvnch, SFFD 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING 
September 18, 1995 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Conission Meeting Rooa - Suite 70 

3:00 P.M. 

I. ROLL CALL 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 

Commissioners Present: Rod Freeba i rn-Smi th , 

Emery Rogers, Anne Healy 

Commissioner Meyer arrived at 3:10 p.m. 

Staff Present: Debra Lehane, Rich Newirth, Jill 

Manton, Michele Liapes 

II. San Francisco International Airport/North Field Cargo 
Fac i 1 i ty Phase I 

Bill Collins, Deputy Project Manager, Stone & 
Webster/F.E. Jordon, a Joint Venture 
Ramon Aanoan, Lead Architect, Tai Associates 
Patricia O'Brien, Landscape Architect, Patricia O'Brien 
Landscape Architect 

The architects presented the preliminary design for the 
project. The site, a mile and a half north of the main 
terminal, already contains storage tanks, which are to 
remain, and an old hangar. The intention is to develop it 
for optimum efficiency, providing aircraft parking area on 
one side, truck parking on the other, and conveyors and 
rollers for transport. 

The building will be 1200 feet long, 145 feet deep on one 
side, and 186 feet deep on the other side. There will be six 
hangar doors. The design includes skylights and a 
semicircular stair tower. The exterior material will be 
metal panels with a light-weight appearance, but the number 
of panels has not been determined. The color scheme will 
complement the nearby JAL building. The art enrichment funds 
will be transferred to the main terminal area. 

Landscape architect Pat O'Brien presented the plan for an 
evergreen hedge which will function as a wind buffer for the 
parking area. Trees, probably eucalyptus, will delineate 
staff and visitor parking areas. 

Two handicapped accessible entry points of the building 
serve as the entry for all visitors. The doorways are 42 
inches above the ground, requiring a ramp. A 48-inch green 
vinyl chain link fence will provide a barrier to the 
trucking area. All landscaping will be water-conservative 
and low-maintenance. 



Commissioners Rogers and Healy suggested the addition of 
stairs to the ramp for people who are not handicapped. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/North 
Field Cargo Facility Phase I 
Moved: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. San Francisco International Airport/United Airlines, 
Ground Service Equipment Building Phase I 

Art DeRosia, Dan Gates - Miller Cook Architects 
Mark Brown, United Airlines 

The architects presented preliminary plans for the 66,600 
square-foot building. Office space will be in the front, 
shops in the middle, and the service bays in the back. The 
office area will be fully conditioned for environmental 
control; the other two areas will be heated to 55 degrees. 
The architects described their design as a straightforward 
one with an industrial flavor. Slotted clearstories have 
been incorporated to maximize natural light. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested that a north-facing skylight 
would be more effective and energy conscious than the 
slotted clearstories. 

Commissioner Rogers expressed an interest in the lunchroom 
and the general aesthetic environment for workers. He 
suggested workers might want to go outside and asked to see 
more developed plans for landscaping in phase II. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/United 
Airlines, Ground Service Equipment Building with more 
consideration to daylighting and landscaping phase I 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Second: Commissioner Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Public Stair (Connecting Bryant and Delancey Street) 
adjacent to 301 Bryant phase I, II 

Richard Stacy - Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects 
Tom Sargent - Rincon Point Development Company 
Michael Kaplan - Redevelopment Agency 

The stairway, which is adjacent to 301 Bryant, a mixed use 
building, is designed to complement the building, the 
warehouse district and Bay Bridge. It will be a cascading 
open stair configuration coordinating with the building 
facade and the existing concrete viaduct. It will serve as a 
retaining wall for a portion of the viaduct 



The material for the walls and stairs will be concrete. The 
color will complement the new building and the viaduct. 
Lighting will be recessed steplights. The guardrails will be 
unpainted galvanized steel with flat bar posts, round 
handrails and stainless steel cable intermediates. The 



landscaping on the nearby embankment will be a 
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Commissioner Freebairn -Smith suggesting a resting and 
viewing area at the top of the stairway for pedestrians. 

Commissioner Rogers expressed his concern about the plan to 
use embedded lights which are always difficult to relamp. He 
suggested lights that would be well louvered so that users 
would see pools of light rather than points. He asked to see 
landscaping, such as a vine on the face of the wall. The 
Commissioners were also concerned about the flexible cable 
rails and the possibility of people prying them apart. 

Motion to approve public stair (connecting Bryant and 
Delancey Street) adjacent to 301 Bryant, phase I, II 
Moved: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Rogers 
Vote : Unanimous 



V. Muni Passenger She 1 te r /F-Marke t Historic Streetcar Line 
phase I, II, III 

Peter Straus, Director, Service Planning, Muni 
Lewis Lilian, Vice President, Gannett Shelter Co. 

A shelter slightly narrower than the standard sidewalk 
shelter has been designed for the narrow islands located in 
the Market Street traffic lanes. The colors and elements 
will be the same as the other shelters. The shelters are 
coupled with the existing triangular advertising kiosks. No 
additional advertising will be associated with the shelters 
which are located east of Ninth Street. The barrel dome 
roofs will be transparent rather than white. The proposed 
material for the clear dome is plexiglas. 

Commissioner Freebai rn-Smi th expressed his concern about 
safety and visibility for passengers on the island. 
Mr. Straus said that protective bars would be present. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the four-post design was new and 
expressed a preference for the two-post design. He also 
asked about scratches and yellowing of the plexiglas. 

Mr. Lillian said that Gannett would be providing the 
maintenance and did not anticipate problems. 

Motion to approve Passenger She 1 te r/F-Marke t Historic 
Streetcar Line phase I, II, III 
Moved: Commissioner Meyer 
Second: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



VI. San Francisco Fire Department Station #34, 499 
Ave. phase I 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 
Chief James Lynch, SFFD 



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Mr. Leung presented the preliminary plans for the project, a 
seismic upgrade and renovation. He said it would be going 
before the Landmarks Board later in the week. The two-story 
building is brick on one face and tile block on the other 
portion. The enclosure is also tile block. The building is 
not on any registries, but BOA is approaching the project as 
a historic preservation. They will seismically upgrade the 
building and address current fire department needs. 
Equivalent facilities for females will be provided and 
public access for the disabled will be addressed. Access 
will be provided along public areas and through a new formal 
entry instead of through apparatus doors. Larger fire trucks 
need to be accommodated. A new generator will be 
introduced, and a new brick wall will be installed to keep 
the generator from view. 

For the primary facade with its ornate detail, the brick and 
tile block were important characteristics in the design 
premise. Since larger trucks must be accommodated, the 
architects want to keep the detail while reducing column 
size to increase the openings. All seismic work will be done 
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Commissioner Freebai rn-Sm i th raised the issue of conflicting 
viewpoints on whether an addition should be dominant or 
subordinate to the original building. Commissioner Meyer 
expressed the opinion that an addition should be 
significantly different and subordinate. He suggested using 
something completely different from brick so that the 
integrity of the original building would be maintained. He 
objected to the use of Kalwall on the north side and 
suggested that the lightening of the mass could be done with 
other materials. He also suggested three steps instead of 
two for the step-down. 

Commissioner Healy said that the detail was out of context 
with the original building. Citing t he Secretary of the 



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Interior's directives, she said that the addition should be 
different but have a relationship to the original building. 

Commissioner Rogers said that the addition should be 
different from the original building. He commented on the 
number of architectural styles and expressed a wish for 
clarification. He liked the solution for the emergency 
generator but thought poured-in -place concrete would be 
preferable. 

The Commissioners agreed that there were major design 
issues, and the different design aspects needed to be 
resolved. They complimented Mr. Leung on his presentation 
but withheld approval of phase I. 

VII. Commissioner and Staff Reports 
Embarcadero Roadway Alternatives 

The Commissioners and Staff discussed the forthcoming 
September 29 meeting to be held to hear public testimony on 
the split and paired design alternatives for the Embarcadero 
Roadway. 

Mr. Newirth said that if the Committee endorsed a split 
roadway, it could be expressed as a continuity with the 
previous Commission position. If members endorsed another 
option, the determining factors should be clarified. 

He said that the Art Commission has no impact on the EIR 
draft, but that staff members are being asked which 
alternative the Commission is supporting. He also reported 
on the desire of the lead agency to present a uniform 
position of the participating agencies before the Board of 
Supervisors. The split roadway option has been favored by 
the Art Commission in previous discussions during June 1992, 
August 1992, and March 1994. 

Vernon Demars spoke before the committee to say that the 
split roadway option was misrepresented in the EIR. 

The September 29 meeting was scheduled for 3:00 p.m. 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 



Commissioner Rogers left at 6 p.m., and Commissioner Meyer 
left at 6:29. /^he meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



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SPECIAL MEETING FRIDAY ^SE PTEMBE R 29th, 1995 

2:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104 



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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
all meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco 
Art Commission (415) 252-2593. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW 
OR A COMBINATION OF PHASEfS), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH 
COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. San Francisco Fire Department Station # 34 
Working Design Session 
Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 
Chief James Lynch, SFFD 

III. MID EMBARCADERO ROADWAY ALTERNATIVES 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation Projects/CAO's Office 

Presentation by Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation 
Projects of the roadway alterantives for the Central Embarcadero. 

Public Comment Concerning Roadway Alternatives 
Close of Public Comment 

Discussion by Committee members and possible action in the form of 
a motion. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



IV. Public Comment concerning other matters related to 
Committee business 



V. ADJOURNMENT 
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*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitatbn Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 




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8:30 A.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE,- SUITE 70 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104 



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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the 
presentation by the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at 
aJ 1 meetings. For information related to any of the following matters, 
please call Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco 
Art Commission (115) 252-2593. 




THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW 
OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH 
CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH 
COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. MID EMBARCADERO ROADWAY ALTERNATIVES 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation Projects/CAO's Office 

This item is continued from the September 29th Special Meeting of 
the Civic Design Review Committee. Public Comment concerning 
Roadway Alternatives IS CLOSED . 

Discussion by Committee members and possible action in the form of 
a motion. 

III. Public Comment concerning other matters related to 
Committee business 



IV. ADJOURNMENT 
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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and tlie requirements of the 1973 Reliabilitation Act and Die 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to tlie needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee MeeUngs of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Debra 
Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 
252-2593. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
•Comm.ssionUauiry INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 



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I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
Phase I 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Michael Willis/Michael Willis & Associates 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/POLICE TRAINING/EMERGENCY 
OPERATIONS STAGING FACILITY 
Phase II, III 
George Miers/ George Miers & Associates 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, GROUND SERVICE 
EQUIPMENT BUILDING 
Phase II 
Art DeRosia, Dan Gates -Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 

V. PUBLIC STAIR(Connecting Bryant and Delancey St. Adjcent to 301 Bryant) 
Phase II 

Richard Stacy -Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects 
Tom Sargent -Rincon Point Development Company 
Redevelopment Agency 




City anp County of 
San Francisco 



VI. SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION tt 34 
499 41st Avenue 
Phase I, II 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 
Chief James Lynch, SFFD 

vii. mclaren lodge handicap access design project 

Phase II 

Adrienne Wong, Robert La Rocca/Wong La Rocca Inc. 

Kwan Henmi/ Bruce Conner Architect 



VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

IX. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

AGENDA. WPS 10/10/95 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotiable accommodations to tfie needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in (he Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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PUBLIC LIBRARY 
NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, members of the public may address the 
("ommittee when the i I r j m is reached in the meeting after the presentation by 
the item representative. Speaker Cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call. Debra 
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE(S). RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebai rn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. CHINATOWN NEW PARK RECREATION BUILDING 
Phase III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 
Jenny O'Connor, DPW Project Manager 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/PARKING STRUCTURES 
Phase I 

Peter Hockaday, ED2 International/MBT Architecture, Joint Venture 
Architects 
Ron Castillo, Project Manager, SFIA 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRPORT LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM 
GUIDEWAY STRUCTURE 
Phase I 

Scott Danielson, Parsons, Brinckerhoff , Quade & Douglas (PBQD) 
Ron Castillo, Project Manager SFIA 

V. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
Phase I 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Michael Willis/Michael Willis & Associates 




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VI. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 



VII. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 
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A CCESSIBILfTY IN FORMA TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Li/ Lcrma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
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4is.252.258i Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY 
INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE (S) UNDER REVIEW OR A 
COMBINATION OF PHASE (S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE I 
DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE 
III FINAL APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebaim-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/MAIN EXECUTIVE 
TERMINAL/HANGERS /VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING 
Phase I 

Randy DeVoto, Corlett, Skaer and DeVoto Architects Inc. 
Joseph Chow, Joseph Chow & Associates 
Steve Hung, Project Manager, SFIA 

III. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
Phase II 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Michael Willis/Michael Willis & Associates 

IV. FIRE STATION #34 RENOVATION 
Phase II 
Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 

V. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, GROUND SERVICE 
EQUIPMENT BUILDING 
Phase II & III 
Art DeRosia, Dan Gates - Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 

VI . PUBLIC COMMENT 
At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on 
items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter 
jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. 

VII. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

VIII. ADJOURNMENT 

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*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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.CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING 

December 18, 1995 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3 p.m. 



I . Roll Call 

Commissioners present 
Meyer, Kmery Rogers 



Rod Freeba i rn-Smi th , Bi 1 1 



Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Rich Newirth, Debra 
Lehane , Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/MAIN EXECUTIVE 

TERMINAL/HANGARS/VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING 
Phase I 

Randy DeVoto, Corlett, Skaer and DeVoto 
Architects, Inc. 

Joseph Chow, Joseph Chow &. Associates 

Steve Hung, Project Manager, SF1A 



City anp Couniy or 
San Francisco 



The 


project team presented the 


design concept for the 


new 


12. 7- 


ac re 


general 


aviat ion 


facility for private 


planes at 


S. F. 


Interna 


tional Airport. The facility 


incl 


udes 


an executive 


te rm i rial 


building, two hangars 


and 


a veh 


ic le 


maintenance build 


ing. It is located on 


the 


south 


s ide 


of the 


north access road on Seaplane 


Bay. 


The 


approx imate 1 y 


9000-square- f oo t executive 


term i rial 


build 


i n g will 


be a one 


-story structure of 


heavy aluminum 


skin wi 


f h large 


areas of glass and 


skyl 


i g h t s 


. W i ndows and 


skylight 


s will have aluminum 


frames . 


The p 


anel , which will 


be divided into four-by 


four 


-foot 


modu 


1 es , w i I 


1 have a 


tailored look with a 


grid 


patt 


ern . 


The hang 


ars will 


be pre-eng i nee red with 


corrugate 


d me ( 


a 1 skin. 


They w i 1 


1 be 35-foot-Lall one- 


s t o r 


y bui 


Id irtg 


s . The p 


Ian is to 


make Lhem harmonious 


w i th 


the 


ex ecu 


t. i ve t.ei 


m i na 1 . They will have a two- Lone 


scheme to 


diff 


e ren fiat 


e be f ween 


1 owe r and uppe r 


port 


i oris . 


The 


veh i c 1 e 


maintenance building will be 2 5 


fee t 


tal 1 


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Landscaping is proposed along I he front o f the 
executive terminal and the parking strips. Plantings 
for- the front of the building will be developed to grow 
in a sculptural topiary. 

An amount of $123,000 has been set aside for art 
enri ch merit . 



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The Commissioners discussed the importance of the executive 
terminal as a public waiting area and the need to develop a 
sense of welcome for visitors to San Francisco. They made 
the following recommendations: development of a stronger 
relationship between the executive terminal and the two 
hangars; production of the most attractive facade possible, 
within budget, for the hangars; pursuit of the plan for 
topiary landscaping; specification of the plants for phase 
II . 



The project team was asked to return for phase 1 and II 
the next committee meeting. 



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III. FIRE STATION #34 RENOVATION Phase LI 

Tony Leung, Bureau of Archi Lecture 
Mr. Leung presented the revision plans for the addition, 
which responded to previous concerns expressed by the 
Committee. He presented sample materials of a brick that 
more closely matched the brick of the original building. A 
second brick sample was a dark brown, which would be used 
for accenting. 

The architects reconsidered the elevation of the frieze and 
raised the horizontal line, at which the brick meets the 
panels, to be aligned with the window bands. The windows in 
the new building will be recessed 6 to 8 inches. The base 
will be a gray concrete to match the concrete base of the 
existing building. The existing trees on the site will be 
protected if possible. The art enrichment project will be on 
the semicircular wall surrounding the generator. Emphasis 
will be on the durability of the art, and the architect will 
work with the artist. 

The Commissioners commended Mr. Leung on the revised 
project. Of the two models presented, the Commissioners 
expressed their strong preference for the alternative with 
the shorter, shallower frieze, which was two rectangles 
high rather than three. 

Motion to approve Fire Station #34 Renovation Phase II 
Moved : Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 



IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, 

GROUND SERVICE EQUIPMENT MU1LD1NG 

Monte Cook, Dan Gates - Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 
The project team presented their revisions in response to 
previous Commissioner concerns, In response to the objection 
to tinted glazing on the north face, they will use a clear 
reflective glass, no. 2 surface. Glass for the slot windows 
will be a no. 1 surface. The height of the wall around the 
exterior eating area has been Increased! and 1 andscap i ng has 
been streamlined at the parking and exterior eating areas. 



Civic Design Review Committee Minutes 12/18/95 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/United 
Airlines Ground Service Equipment Building, phase 11, 111 
Moved : Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR Phase II 
Michael Willis/Michael Willis & Associates 
Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 

Mr. Willis presented the project team's ideas for design 
development for the three-story elliptical elevator 
structure from Bart to Market Street. The bridge at the 
Market Street level will have a bronze rail, which is 
currently designed to stop at either side of the stainless 
steel elevator shaft slots. The team is also considering 
softer ways to make the rail work visually with the 
structure. The transparent metal skin will be suspended from 
the structure but attached at four places at the bottom of 
the plaza. The structure will be 11-gauge steel. The team 
is currently working out the details for the points at which 
the skins meet at the top and base, They are considering 
how to provide shaft elements that are as thin as possible. 
All visible steel, will be clad in stainless steel. The 
finish will be matte on the exterior and shiny on the 
interior. Structural connections will not be emphasized. 
Lighting will filter through the glass canopy. The project 
team is currently exploring other places to light the 
translucent skin from the structure. Though they are trying 
to locate the machine room inside BART, the alternative plan 
is to place it against the west wal 1 on the plaza. 

Opportunities for art enrichment are on the elevator doors 
on all three levels, but the team is open to alternative 
i deas . 

The Commissioners said they I iked the pure design of the 
structure. They expect to review the lighting plan when the 
team returned for phase lit. 

Motion to approve Hallidie Plaza Access Elevator phase II 
Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

Nancy Gonchar reported on fast -track plans for pedestrian 
lighting on Mission Street. The issue will come before the 
Committee in January or February. 

Ms. Gonchar will attend a Board of Supervisors hearing on 
wireless telecommunication devices in response to a request 
by Supervisor Bierman for input from an Art Commission 
representative on aesthetics. The Art Commission will want 
the visual impact to be minimal . There is a possibility 
that, if the devices are attached to something that, is 



Civic Design Review Committee Minutes 12/18/95 

already built, such as a light fixture or a building, the 
Art Commission may not have jurisdiction. 

The Commissioners discussed issues of Art Commission 
jurisdiction in this situation and in regard to aesthetic 
review from such building-related perspectives as energy 
consumption and conservation. 



The meeting adjourned at 5:35. 
Submi tted 



Approved 




»d at 5:35. >^ 



Micnfrelte LiapesL Progra/ Assistant 




Rich Newirth, Director 



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Gallery 

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Public Art 



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COMMISSION MEETING ROOM SUITE 70 

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AGENDA 



NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 




I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. GOLDEN GATE PARK LIGHT POSTS: PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE 
Phase I, II, III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

III. McLAREN LODGE HANDICAP ACCESS DESIGN PROJECT 
Phase III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 
Adrienne Wong, Wong La Rocca Inc. 
Robert La Rocca, Wong La Rocca Inc. 
Bruce Conner, Kwan Henmi, Architects Inc. 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/MAIN EXECUTIVE 
TERMINAL/HANGERS/VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING 
Phase I & II 

Randy DeVoto, Corlett, Skaer and DeVoto Architects Inc. 
Joseph Chow, Joseph Chow & Associates 
Steve Hung, Project Manager, SF1A 



City and County Of 
San Francisco 



2 5 Van Ness Avf. Suite 24 



C A . 9 4 ] r 



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V. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, 
GROUND SERVICE EQUIPMENT BUILDING/SECONDARY 
BUILDINGS - SEPTAGE/HAZARDOUS MATERIALS BUILDING & 
MAIL SORT AIR CARGO BUILDING 

Phase I, II, III 

Art DeRosia, Dan Gates , Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/BOARDING AREA G 
Phase III 

Mark Otsea, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum - Group 4 - Robert B. Wong 
Architect 

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items 
of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of 
the Commission except agenda items. 

VIII. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 



1/4/96 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains --stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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^J anuary 12, 199J T2 
Van Ness Avenue - Conmission Meeting Room - Suite 

3 p . ■ . 



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FEB 01 1996 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Roll CalJ 

Commissioners present: Rod Freeba i rn-Smi th , Bill 

Meyer, Emery Rogers, Anne Mealy 



Staff present: 
Michele Liapes 



Nancy Gonchar, Rich Newirth, 



The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 

II. Golden Gate Park Light Posts: Preferred 
Alternative Phase 1, II, III 

Martha Ketterer, Recreation and Park Department 

Ms. Ketterer presented illustrations and samples of the 
proposed alternative light posts, which will replace 
the cobra heads and be installed at distances of 200 to 
250 feet apart. The design is a traditional concrete 
classical fluted bowl at a height of 18 feet. For the 
posts, Rec and Park staff members have agreed on a 
bulkier column because the more slender models seemed 
to disappear in their surroundings. The color is green 
aggregate. The preferred alternative was chosen because 
of the mass, detail and classical nature. 

The Commissioners expressed some reservation to the 
heavier column. They decided to reconsider the item at 
the January 22 meeting after viewing the fixture 
samples more closely themselves in the park. 

Motion to defer approval of Golden Gate Park Light 
Posts: Preferred Alternative Phase I, II, III to 
January 22. 

Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 




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III. McLaren Lodge Handicap Access Design Project-Phase 
III 

Adrienne Wong, Robert La Rocca/Wong La Rocca Inc. 

Mr. La Rocca submitted the construction documents and 
project specifications for the project, which includes 
a handicapped ramp, lighting and paving. 

Motion to approve McLaren Lodge Handicap Access Design 
Project Phase III 

Motion: Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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IV. San Francisco International Airport/Main Executive 
Terminal/Hangars/Vehicle Maintenance Building 

Joseph Chow, Joseph Chow & Associates 
Steve Hung, Project Manager, SFIA 
Dana Banks, Klein, Merrill Associates 
Mr. Chow presented drawings to show a closer 
relationship between the hangars and the executive 
terminal, in response to the Committee's previous 
recommendation. The hangar exteriors have been given a 
different treatment. The box-like appearance has been 
broken up by a siding with vertical divisions. The 
siding projects out 12 inches. 

Ms. Klein presented plans for the landscaping, with a 
Spanish colonial theme as representative of San 
Francisco. She described plans for a plaza with annual 
plants and patterned concrete surface. Fencing is black 
vinyl coated chain link with decorative gates, probably 
of welded iron. Proposed plant materials include 
Myoporum, Fern Pine, Hollywood Cherry, and the New 
Zealand Christmas Tree. Plaza trees would be either 
Australian Willow or Saratoga Bay. Furnishings include 
benches in front of the Executive Terminal as well as 
benches for employees within a small screened area. 
The landscape designers also propose a copper topiary 
frame representing the Greek mythological figure 
Icarus. Accent planting in front of it would consist of 
lavender and other colorful, easily maintained 
perenni als . 

The Commissioners agreed that the appearance of the 
large auxiliary buildings had evolved but that the 
landscaping and Spanish colonial theme were not in 
keeping with the stylish, modern buildings. They asked 
to see landscaping more in line with the industrial 
quality of the buildings. They also suggested the 
topiary should be planted. 

The Committee agreed to approve phase 1 and II for the 
buildings but withheld phase I approval for the 
landscap ing . 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Main Executive Terminal/Hangars/Vehicle 
Maintenance Building Phase I and II, except for 
landscaping . 

Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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V. San Francisco International Airport/United Airlines, 
Ground Service Equipment Building/Secondary Buildings — 
Septage/Hazardous Materials Building & Mail-Sort Air 
Cargo Building Phase I, II » III 

Dan Gates, Miller-Cook Architects 

Mr. Gates presented plans for the secondary buildings. 

The Septage/Hazardous Materials Building will have no 

enclosure and will be screened by a cyclone fence. The 

screen will provide ventilation and openness. It will 

relate to the main building. Both will be the same 

color. 

The Commissioners expressed a concern that the 
auxiliary buildings be as integrated with the main 
building as possible. They discussed possible 
alternative materials for the screening and expressed 
reservations to the downspouts of the hazardous 
materials building. They asked Mr. Gates to send 
examples showing a new treatment of the downspouts and 
screens . 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/United Airlines Ground Service Equipment 
Building/Secondary Buildings - Septage/Hazardous 
Materials Building & Mail Sort Air Cargo Building, 
phase I, II, contingent upon approval of new treatment 
of downspouts and screens 

Motion: Healy 
Second: Unanimous 

VI. San Francisco International Airport/Boarding Area G 
Phase III 

Mark Otsea, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum - Group 4 - 
Robert B. Wong Architect 

Mr. Otsea presented the final plans for Boarding Area 
G. For the glass, the choices were either fritted 
glass or louver glass, but the final technical review 
revealed that the louver glass was more problematic. He 
presented a sample of the final selection, which 
consisted of two layers of blue-green glass with a dot- 
matrix inner layer. It will not give off as much 
reflection at night, and it has been tested successfully 
with computer terminals. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Boarding Area G Phase III 
Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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VII. Commissioner and Staff Reports 

The Committee members discussed the complexity of the 
San Francisco International Airport projects, the need 
for an indication of the massing and placement of 
projects, and the goal of integrating all of them. 

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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
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APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 

I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. GOLDEN GATE PARK LIGHT POSTS: PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE 
Phase I, II, III, Recreation and Park Department 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, 
GROUND SERVICE EQUIPMENT BUILDING/SECONDARY 
BUILDINGS - SEPTAGE/HAZARDOUS MATERIALS BUILDING & 
MAIL SORT AIR CARGO BUILDING 

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construction projects. 

IV. INBOUND/OUTBOUND ROADWAYS 

Keith Bull, Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas 

V. CIRCULATION ROADWAYS 
Brian Dykes, DeLeuw Cather 

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Peter Hockaday, ED2 International/MBT Architecture 

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT 

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710 McDonnell Road 

San Francisco, CA 94128 

3 p.m. 

I. ROLL CALL 

Commissioners present: Rod Freebairn-Smith, Bill 
Meyer, Emery Rogers, Anne Healy 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 

II. PRESENTATIONS ON AIRPORT STRUCTURES 



Inbound/Outbound Roadways 

Keith Bull, Parsons, Brinckerhof f , Quade & Douglas, 
presented phase I plans for the system of access roads 
to and from the existing and international terminals. 
The approach roads have been extended to give drivers 
more decision-making time after they leave the freeway. 
The approach from the north, which begins at the 380 
interchange, is longer than the approach from the 
south, which begins beyond the Millbrae interchange. 
Effort has been made to match the existing structures. 
Additional columns will be added where needed to tie 
into the existing structure. A graphic designer will 
be contracted for the signage. 

Committee members expressed their strong concern that 
the design of the structure coordinate with the 
CalTrans and basic airport structures. They suggested 
landscaping to soften the potential negative visual 
impact of the roadway channels. 

Elevated Circulation Roadways 

Brian Dykes, DeLeuw Cather, presented changes that had 
been made since the last time the project had come 
before the Committee. There will be only two levels of 
roadway, so that the structure will be lightened. The 
single-deck parking structure has been landscaped. A 
greenbelt will be established down the middle. The 
project team has worked on the edge barrier so that the 
handrail will not be in conflict with what Skidmore 
Owings and Merrill plans for the terminal. There will 
be a transition from a boat-shaped configuration to a 
simpler pattern with a horizontal element on the top 
and bottom. The rail stops at the planter, but the top 
part continues along the planter. 

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For signage, the project team proposed a horizontal 
black surface with traffic signs relating to the 
airport in blue and signs relating to the freeway in 
green. This concept is based on the California state 
manual of highway signs. There will also be changeable 
message signs, such as those indicating a full garage. 
The plan is to examine all possible situations and 
have a sign consultant address them. 

In response to a comment from Commissioner Meyer about 
wanting to see more visual attention to the columns, 
the project team explained that they and the Skidmore 
Owings and Merrill consultants wanted to keep a simple 
concrete vocabulary without detail. 

Light Rail System (ALRS) Guideways 

Scott Danielson, Parsons, Brinckerhof f , Quade & 
Danielson, addressed the Committee's previously 
expressed concerns regarding visual coordination with 
adjacent structures. The open parapet element has been 
replaced with a closed parapet with an edge that is a 
continuous element along the entire loop. The strong 
shadow line of the parapet will be effective. The 
walkway would seldom be visible with the possible 
exception of the top edge of the rail. 

The columns will be a series of oval and round columns 
that would be similar to those used by DeLeuw Cather. 
Keith Bull said he was using the same criteria as other 
consultants. 

There will be a central cover of landscaping along the 
entire ALRS. 

The consultants and commissioners discussed the north 
loop, extending from the front of the terminal complex, 
through a station at road six, a maintenance facility 
for the system, and a stop with a rental car facility. 
It will be a simple double viaduct using a trapezoidal 
box design. Columns will be the same spacing and module 
as those for Route 380. There will be a series of 
escalators and stairs at each stop. Plans provide for 
the possibility of a future connection with CalTrain. 

Parking Structure 

Peter Hockaday, ED2 International/MBT Architecture, 
reported on progress for the parking structure. He said 
that the intent was to see the people-moving vehicles 
passing through the parking structure. Links to the 
buildings are to be as open as possible. Two individual 
girders will enter the garage building, and a single 
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are currently working on how the girder meets the 

building. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Freebairn- 
Smith on potential conflicts between the ALRS and the 
IT, Mr. Hockaday answered that the issue was sectional. 
Since the guideway is within the preordained widths, 
the transition elements can be accomplished. One 
critical dimension is the guideway box, which is a 15- 
foot deck where it meets the IT. The intent is to pick 
up the vertical parapet that is in the IT at this 
point . 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Meyer, it was 
said that the dimension between the vertical and 
f laired rail was critical for cabling. The trackway 
will be the same width within the IT as it will be at 
the entry point. There is some variation in width at 
certain spots, such as the garage. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Freebairn- 
Smith on design continuity, Mr. Hockaday said that the 
MBT platform is fully integrated with the SOM design. 
All stations are configured in the same way as the 
center platform. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if 
the vertical circulation elements would be handsomely 
integrated into the building. Mr. Hockaday said that 
the number of columns have been reduced. The column 
spacing will be simplified. In the garage, there will 
be double columns, one on the exterior and another 
shoehorned through the existing structure. They 
require horizontal stiffening at the 5th level, which 
is being integrated into the fascia at that level. The 
consultants also propose a screen to help define the 
station and reduce impact of the large columns on the 
exterior. The details of the screen and the pedestrian 
bridge will be coordinated very carefully. The 
consultants are trying to develop vertical circulation 
up from the third and fourth levels of the garage to 
take advantage of the bridges. 

Mr. Hockaday reported on the progress for BART. He and 
his team are still examining options for BART, but 
there should be no effect on the rest of the design. 
The BART station, a three-track station, will be a 900- 
foot by 100-foot building. The elevation will be 44 
feet. The light rail station above will have a 
comparable platform. Because of the multiple 
transportation systems, the columns will be larger but 
contained within the structure. They will not be close 
to major public views. The BART station is more of an 
interior design problem. The exterior is shaped by its 
adjacency to the roadway and airfield. MBT and SOM are 
coordinating on the linkages between the IT and BART 
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schematic design, and the BART Board will review it 
first . 

III. DISCUSSION ON AIRPORT DESIGN CRITERIA 

The Commissioners and presenters discussed the use by 
all consultants of the same design criteria and the 
formation of a design task force to ensure that the 
various pieces would work together. 

Pat O'Brien reviewed plans for the landscaping. Ground 
planting will be a series of ornamental grasses. There 
will be poplars on the slopes in front of the IT. There 
will also be grids of trees, so that there is greenery 
everywhere one is moving through. 

The consultants and Commissioners discussed landscaping 
of CalTrans property. The Airport is financing all 
construction on CalTrans property. Under the current 
contract, the Airport would restore landscaping on the 
property to the same level as before, requiring only 
about 50 cents per square foot. For more elaborate 
landscaping, a letter from the Art Commission to the 
Airport Commission would be helpful. 

Commissioner Healy expressed her concern about the 
number and variety of columns. 

IV. SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTIONS TAKEN ON 
AIRPORT PROJECTS 

ALRS Phase I 

The commissioners asked the design team to study the 
top rail to add vertical emphasis. They asked them to 
enhance architecturally the point where the access to 
the airport intersects with the light rail. 

Motion to approve San Francisco Airport Light Rail 
System (ALRS) Guideways Phase I 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

Inbound/Outbound Roadways Phase I 

The Commissioners suggested that a visual element, 
possibly planters or a shaping of the physical 
structure, be included to terminate the access system 
and draw attention to it. They also recommended 
contracting for increased landscaping to cover the 
CalTrans Land. The Art Commission will write a letter 
on this issue to the Airport Commission. 



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Motion to approve Inbound/Outbound Roadways Phase I. 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 



Elevated Circulation Roadways Phase II 

The Commissioners agreed that the signage needed more 
study. They approved the roadway structure phase II, 
but agreed that this should not include approval of the 
signage design. In particular, they objected to the 
black background. It was suggested that a softer, dark 
gray might be preferable. They asked the consultant to 
return for signage phase I. They suggested that one 
contractor should mastermind and coordinate the signage 
for the entire airport project. They said they would 
support an Airport Commission effort to coordinate 
lighting and graphics throughout the project. 

Motion to approve San Francisco Airport circulation 
roadways phase II 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

Project Coordination 

The Commissioners agreed that the consultants had made 
significant progress in design and design coordination 
of airport projects. They commended the consultants on 
their presentations. 



V. GOLDEN GATE PARK LIGHT POSTS: PREFERRED 
ALTERNATIVE PHASE I, II, III 

The Commissioners discussed the alternatives for the 
new light posts. Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy 
and Meyer expressed their strong preference for the 
middle column design, a slender fluted pole, and for 
the diffuser and diffuser collar designs and color of 
the easterly sample (the preferred alternative). 
Commissioner Rogers supported the preferred 
alternative. 

Motion to disapprove Golden Gate Park Light Posts: 
Preferred Alternative Phase I, II, III. 

Motion: Meyer 

For: Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer 

Against: Rogers 



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VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/UNITED AIRLINES, 

GROUND SERVICE EQUIPMENT BUILDING/SECONDARY BUILDINGS — 
SEPTAGE/HAZARDOUS MATERIALS BUILDING & MAIL-SORT AIR 
CARGO BUILDING PHASE I, II, III. 

The Commissioners reviewed the revised treatments of 
downspouts and screens. They agreed to remove the 
contingency for approval of Phase I, II, III. They also 
suggested that the consultants change to a one by one 
grid at the same gauge for the screens if it was within 
their budget. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/United Airlines Ground Service Equipment 
Building/Secondary Buildings - Septage/Hazardous 
Materials Building & Mail Sort Air Cargo Building, 
phase I, II, III. 
Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. COMMUNITY BUILDING, JOSE CORONADO PLAYGROUND 
Phase I 

Patrick Mora, Mora Architects; Brian Gatter, DPW-BOE, Landscape 

Architects 

Joanne Wilson, Recreation and Park Department 

III. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
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Tony Leung, Bureau of Architecture 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodatbns to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environment illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
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February 12, 1996 
Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3 p.m. 

Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Rod Freebairn-Smith, Bill 
Meyer, Emery Rogers, Anne Healy, Terri Simon 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Rich Newirth, Jill 
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II. Community Building, Jose Coronado Playground Phase I 

Joanne Wilson, Department of Recreation and Parks, 
reviewed the community issues for the new community 
building, which will occupy the Northeast corner of the 
park. 

Brian Gatter, DPW , described the exterior improvements, 
which included a new play structure and swings, 
preservation and replanting of existing trees, an 
opened up space for multiuse, a resurfacing of the 
asphalt area with new game layouts. 



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be kept as low as it is in the conceptual plan. 

The Commissioners recommended more study of the 
overhang, the barrel-vault windows, and the ground 
level windows on the south side. They asked for more 
emphasis on the entry. 

Motion to approve community building, Jose Coronado 
Playground, Phase I. 
Moved: Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 



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III. Hallidie Plaza Access Elevator Phase III 

Chuck Leone, Michael Willis & Associates, presented 
construction documents for the access elevator. Though it 
still consists of a stainless steel shaft and skin, the form 
has evolved, since the previous design was considered by 
other agencies to be a major encroachment onto rail lines 
and the sidewalk. Consequently, the geometry has evolved 
from a cylindrical form to a square shaft contained within a 
circular screen. The screen is bracketed off the shaft and 
now hovers above the ground in the plaza. It extends 12 feet 
above the top of the shaft. It will be easy to clean. The 
mesh is 11-gauge punched metal with a 50% transparency. The 
light will play across it in a variety of ways. There will 
be four different finishes to the steel. The art enrichment 
project by John Ammirati will be an etching of the stainless 
steel doors. To protect them, there will be layer of sliding 
security doors of the same perforated metal as the elevator 
screen. 

The Commissioners disapproved Phase III on the grounds that 
the structure was different from what they had approved in 
Phases I and II. They said that the new form was a 
conceptual issue. The expressed the following specific 
concerns. The new shape lacked the dynamic, elegant quality 
of the previous one. They asked to see a new compelling 
geometry. The security doors are a significant composition, 
and the committee members need to see what they will look 
like. They were concerned about the relationship of the top 
of the interior mass to the first horizontal division in the 
screen. They asked the project team to return with 
illustrative materials on the points they had raised. 

Motion to disapprove Hallidie Plaza access elevator Phase 

III. 

Moved : Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 



IV. Fire Station #3.4 Renovation Phase III 

Tony Leung, BOA, presented the construction documents, which 
included some changes since his previous presentation 
because of stipulations by the State Office of Historic 
Preservation. That office wanted the new building to be 
secondary to the existing one. The new building has been 
lower approximately two feet. Window sizes have been 
reduced by the removal of one level of window panes. The 
connecting link will be a very simple one in stucco, but in 
a darker brick color, as directed by the Historic 
Preservation Office. The darker color replaces the gray 
limestone color. There will be punch openings on the upper 
level and deep recesses in the wall on the lower level to 
conform with the existing building. 



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The Commissioners agreed to approve Phase III but 
recommended a number of changes to be submitted to the State 
Office of Historic Preservation. The color of the link 
building should be dark brown instead of the brick color. 
The bottom row of recesses in the stucco link should be 
eliminated. The upper row of windows in the link should be 
divided . The lower windows of the new building east of the 
link should be visually extended into the base with glass or 
another architectural treatment. The color of the frieze at 
the top of the new addition should remain light gray in 
accord with the Committee's original recommendation. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith dissented from approval because 
in his opinion the building is too small for all elements. 

Motion to approve Fire Station #34 Phase III. 

Moved: Meyer 

For: Meyer, Healy, Rogers 

Against: Freebairn-Smith 

V. Informational Discussion on Mid-Embarcadero Split 
Roadway 

Rebecca Kohlstrand and John Thomas, Waterfront 
Transportation Projects, Office of the CAO , presented the 
latest refinements on the DPT variant with a Mid-Embarcadero 
split roadway, endorsed by the Board of Supervisors on 
January 18. The westside sidewalk now bumps into the park on 
the northern section of the roadway between Broadway and 
Washington. The roadway has been realigned so that it is 
more continuous. An additional left-turn lane has been added 
at Washington Street. Sidewalks are wider. There is a 
possibility of underground parking at block 202, with access 
from Drumm instead of Washington. This would allow for a 
rail spur along Washington Street into Chinatown. In the mid 
section, the amount of usable space between roadways has 
been maximized. The alignment for the rail has been 
straightened to eliminate jogs, so that there is a smooth 
transition in front of the Ferry Building. There will be a 
40-foot promenade area in front of the Ferry Building. The 
broad plaza area in the middle will be about 94 feet. Staff 
is investigating a possible correction in the crossing 
between the Ferry Building and Market, so that pedestrians 
are visually oriented toward Market Street instead of the 
neighboring Hyatt Regency. The frontage road is being 
modified for safety. 

The Commissioners discussed possible modification of the 

geometry to increase the plaza space and preserve the 

possibility of submerging the northbound lanes at some point 
in the future. 



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In public testimony, Carl Maletic, DeMars and Maletic, 
reviewed some of the issues relating to the Art Commission 
alternative roadway scheme. 

The Commissioners emphasized their wish to cooperate with 
the CAO ' s office while working to implement the best design 
currently possible for San Francisco. 



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by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Healy, Meyer, Rogers 

II. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA PLAYGROUND II 
Phase I 

John Thomas, Department of Public Works 
Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

III. ADAMS ROGERS PARK RESTROOM 
Phase I, II, III 

Michael Thomas, Department of Public Works 
Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 
Kenji Murokami, consulting architect 




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IV. GOLDEN GATE PARK LIGHT POSTS: PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE 
Phase I, II, III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

V. DOBBS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES INC. FLIGHT KITCHEN 
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Phase I 

Art DeRosia, Miller Cook Architects, P.C. 



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VI. RENTAL CAR FACILITY ON LOT D 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Phase I 

Frank Tomsick, ED2/MBT 

VII . FULTON STREET MALL DESIGN GUIDELINES 
Informational Presentation 

Evan Rose, Planning Department 

VIII. REVITALIZATION OF CIVIC CENTER: FULTON ST., UN PLAZA, 
CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, BROOKS HALL 

Informational Presentation 

Bonnie Sherk, Director, A Living Library 

IX. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

X. ADJOURNMENT 

3/11/96 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildine. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

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Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Rod Freebairn-Smith , Bill 
Meyer, Emery Rogers, Anne Healy 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Rich Newirth, Jill 
Manton, Michele Liapes 



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Project architect Kenji Murokami presented the design 
and plans for the Adams Rogers Park restroom building, 
which has been designed as a functional, durable and 
attractive amenity. The building will recede into the 
hill, keeping the same profile as the hill. The color 
scheme is red and beige. The beige concrete wall will 
consist of split-faced blocks. It will be 15 feet high 
in back. The steel roof will be a redwood color. 

In response to Commissioner concerns about rainpour 
from the roof above the entrance, it was pointed out 
that the roof's ribbing would distribute the water. 

Motion to approve Adams Rogers Park Restroom Phase I , 

II, III. 

Moved: Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 



III. Civic Center Plaza Playground II Phase I 



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John Thomas, DPW , presented conceptual design for the 
Civic Center Plaza Playground II, an additional 
playground for slightly older children. In answer to 
Commissioner concerns about the open space of the Civic 
Center Plaza, it was answered that the playground would 
reclaim a portion of the plaza. Existing olive trees 
would be incorporated into the playground. 

He described the elements and equipment of the proposed 
playground, including two swings, a clatter bridge, 
and county of elevated decks, and other items. He said the second 

playground was compatible with the first one, the tot 
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Commissioner Freebairn-Smith raised the issue of the 
relationship of the design elements and character of the 
proposed playground to the Beaux Arts environment. He said 
he would like to see a presentation of the long-range plan 
for the entire plaza first. 

Mr. Thomas answered that the team was working with the 
existing plaza design. He said that the time frame for a new 
plan and its construction was uncertain. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested that it would be possible to 
accommodate children's needs in the context of the existing 
Beaux Arts setting. He said that the pipe system design and 
rotated geometry were not appropriate. He said the diagonal 
was acceptable. He asked the team to use elements of Beaux 
Arts design. 

Deborah Lerner, Recreation and Park Department, raised the 
issue of safety standards. 

Commissioner Healy said that the design of a great space was 
at stake. She urged against repeating the mistake of the 
first playground, which had been presented as temporary. 

Commissioner Rogers suggested that the proposed design had 
limited appeal from a child's perspective. He wanted to see 
a playground that accommodated the needs of children while 
fitting in with the Beaux Arts environment. 

Ms. Lerner asked the Commissioners to provide guidelines 
that they thought were pertinent for the design team to 
consider in reworking the design. 

The Committee commended the project team for the large 
amount of work but declined to approve the design. 

The project team agreed to return with a revised design. 



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alternative, the fluted pole with the stem, would be taller 
than the photographs provided in the previous presentation 
had suggested. Commissioner Rogers reiterated his 
preference for a strong presence. 

Motion to approve Golden Gate Park Light Posts, Preferred 
Alternative Phase I, II, III. 

Moved: Rogers 

For: Rogers, Meyer, Healy 

Against: Freebairn-Smith 

V. Dobbs International Services Inc. Flight Kitchen, San 
Francisco International Airport Phase I 

Art DeRosia, Miller Cook Architects, presented the 
conceptual design for the 130,000 square-foot, two-story 
facility. The ground floor would be 80,000 square feet, and 
the second floor, 50,000. There will be a parking lot for 
vehicles and a catering dock. The exterior skin will be 
tilt-up concrete. The design team is considering perforated 
metal screens. Since the facility would be next to the GSE 
Building, elements of that design form have been adopted. 
Commissioner Meyer liked the relationship of the banded 
articulation to the nearby building, and encouraged 
continued exploration of that relationship. He and the 
other Committee members agreed that the structural element 
at the entrance was awkward. They asked the design team to 
restudy the entrance. 

Motion to Approve Dobbs International Services Inc. Flight 
Kitchen San Francisco International Airport Phase I 
Moved: Rogers 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Rental Car Facility on Lot D, San Francisco 
International Airport 

Frank Tomsick, ED2/MBT, presented the conceptual design for 
the rental car facility along MacDonald Ave. It will occupy 
23 acres of land. The main building will be a five-story 
building surrounded by an outdoor parking area. The 7-acre 
five-story building will be stepped, and the fourth floor 
will be contiguous with the LightRail. It will be a cast-in- 
place concrete building with split-faced masonry units. 
Another building will be a service station for maintenance 
and cleaning of cars. There will be a bus-loading facility 
and a light-rail stop along MacDonald Road. 

Commissioner Rogers liked the ramp in the back and suggested 
it should be more visible. He urged the architect to pay 
particular attention to materials so that the finished 
project would not be an unbroken wall. Commissioner Meyer 
also liked the split-faced block, but expressed his interest 



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in seeing a rhythm to the closeup. He cited the south of 
Market CostCo structure as an example. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Freebairn-Smith , 
it was explained that there would be a central counter to 
help people find the rental company they wanted. 



Motion to approve Rental Car Facility on Lot D 
Francisco International Airport, Phase I. 
Moved : Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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VII. Fulton Street Mall Design Guidelines 

Evan Rose, Planning Department, gave an informational 
presentation on design guidelines for the Fulton Street 
Mall, which would extend between Hyde and Larkin and pass 
between the future Asian Art Museum and New Main Library. 
It is part of the large-scale planning for Civic Center. It 
would be closed to vehicles, though there is a need for 
passenger dropoff at the west end, and would serve as a 
space for people. Temporary activities, such as the Farmer's 
Market and cafes, would be encouraged 

The mall would be paved in a nice stone, such as cobble 
stone. The edges are intended to be intimate. The idea is to 
restore the visual connection to City Hall. There is also a 
plan for art enrichment at the Civic Center Bart Station. 

Draft guidelines will be proposed for adoption after citizen 
review comments are in and will be presented to the Planning 
Commission. The document will serve as a basis for the new 
design. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed his concern that the 
mall be compatible with the Beaux Arts environment of Civic 
Center . 

The Commissioners agreed to develop comments in response to 
the draft guidelines at the next Civic Design Committee 
meeting . 



In public testimony, Jim Haas, chairman of Civic Pride, 
expressed his concern for seeing a plan in place soon, and 
his hope for a civic center that people will proud of. He 
urged the Committee members to take initiatives where others 
had not . 



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VIII . Revitalization of Civic Center: Fulton Street, UN 
Plaza, Civic Center Plaza, Brooks Hall 
Informational Presentation 

In an informational presentation, Bonnie Sherk, director of 
A Living Library, described her idea for a civic center 
international garden, consisting of multicultural "outdoor 
rooms" from Market Street to City Hall. Proposals for 
gardens in the plaza included a California history garden, a 
government law and justice garden, an ecology garden and an 
arts garden. She urged the Committee members to consider the 
possibilities for simultaneous cultural activity in such 
outdoor rooms. 



The meeting adjourned^ at 6:15 p.m 



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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY PNCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 




I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

II. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
Phase I & II 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 

Charles Leoni, Michael Willis & Associates Architects 

III. BEACH CHALET PROJECT 
Removal of contingency 

Jorge Alfaro, Bureau of Architecture 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Parks Department 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/MAIN EXECUTIVE 
TERMINAL/HANGARS/VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING 
Phase III 

Joseph Chow, Joseph Chow & Associates 

Steve Hung, Project Manager, SFIA 

Randy DeVoto, Corlett, Skaer & DeVoto Architects 



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V. STANYAN MEADOWS ENTRY DESIGN 
Phase I & II 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 
Martha Ketterer, Department of Public Works 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO WATER DEPARTMENT MILLBRAE NORTH 
BUILDING 

Phase I 

Dennis Tsai, Project Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 

VII. FULTON STREET MALL DESIGN GUIDELINES 
DRAFT FOR CITIZEN REVIEW 

Review and comment with possible vote to accept as is or with 

contingencies 

Evan Rose, Planning Department 

VIII. FENCE FOR SOMA GARDENS 
Phase I, II, III 

Douglas Wildman, San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners 

IX. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
AIRPORT CONTRACT NOS. 5828 & 5831 
EMERGENCY RESPONSE FACILITIES 

Phase I 

Michael Varner, Project Manager, SFIA 

X. DOBBS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT KITCHEN 
Phase 2 

Dan Gates, Miller Cook Architects 

XL COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 
XII. ADJOURNMENT 



4/4/96 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
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I. Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Rod Freebairn-Smith , 
Stanlee Gatti, Bill Meyer, Emery Rogers 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Rich Newirth, 
Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 
Commissioner Meyer arrived at 3:30. 

II. Hallidie Plaza Access Elevator Phase I, II 

Architect Michael Willis reviewed the refinements in 
response to previous committee concerns. The elevator 
structure is cylindrical, as in the first presentation, and 
is perpendicular to the Ellis Street grid. At night, the 
structure will be lit from within. The materials are the 
same. There will be no mechanical equipment on the roof. 

Commissioners Freebairn-Smith and Rogers said they preferred 
the subtlety of the original presentation but agreed that 
previous problems had been solved geometrically. 
Commissioner Gatti preferred the present design. 
Commissioner Meyer did not take part in the discussion or 
the vote at the direction of the City Attorney. 

Motion to approve Hallidie Plaza Access Elevator Phase I, 
II. 

Moved: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote : Unanimous 




III. Beach Chalet Project 

Jorge Alfaro, Bureau of Architecture, presented solutions to 
previous Committee reservations to the Beach Chalet project. 
Flooring materials for the stairwell will have no raised 
bumps. Colors will be matched to the present colors. In 
response to the concern about acoustical tiles in the main 
exhibit room, the decision has been made to have no tiles 
since they do not work with the historic wood beams. 



City and County of 

San Francisco Vote : 



Motion to remove contingency for Beach Chalet Project. 

Moved: Gatti 

Unanimous 



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IV. SFIA/Main Executive Terminal/Hangars/Vehicle 
Maintenance Building, Landscape Design Phase I, II 

Dana Banks presented the revised landscape design for Phase 
I, II. The plaza area has been simplified to be more 
compatible with the high tech image of the building. The 
paving pattern has been simplified. The colors of the paving 
have been refined. The main color will be a light beige with 
dark beige accenting. Plantings will be wind- and drought- 
tolerant. Fencing will be black vinyl-coated chain link 
with a simple metal gate. A concrete bench with an aluminum 
back will be a focal point. In response to a question about 
whether a bench was appropriate, Ms. Banks said that she 
thought it would be used. 

Motion to approve SFIA Airport/Main Executive 
Terminal/Hangars/Vehicle Maintenance Building Landscape 
Design Phase I, II. 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Stanyan Meadows Entry Design Phase I, II 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department, and Martha 
Ketterer, DPW , presented the design for the entry at Haight 
and Stanyan. It is designed to provide improved pedestrian 
access and a better view into the park. The entry design is 
a simple plaza with columns (8 feet tall with 5-foot columns 
to the side), raised planting beds, and a barrier rail to 
guide pedestrian circulation. Materials will complement the 
stone of McLaren Lodge. Ms. Ketterer presented four sample 
materials--a gray concrete veneer stone, two sandstone 
samples and a fourth that was not identified. 

Commissioner Meyer thought that columns and plantings should 
be taller and lit at night to accommodate viewing needs 
from Haight St. Commissioner Gatti suggested that all the 
columns should be taller. Commissioner Rogers liked the 
design, but said the pedestrian way needed definition. He 
suggested the use of large columns to flank the pedestrian 
entryway. 

In response to questions on lighting, the project team said 
some poles could be relocated to the new entry area. Of the 
samples, the Committee members preferred the fourth. The 
Committee members asked the design team to consider the 
option of additional columns with the possibility of 
increasing their height. 

Motion to approve Stanyan Meadows Entry Design Phase I. 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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VI. Fulton Street Mall Design Guidelines Draft for Citizen 
Review 

Evan Rose, Planning Department, and the Committee members 
discussed the draft guidelines for the Fulton Street Mall 
design. Mr. Rose summarized them briefly. The guidelines 
embody the general goals and ideas for Civic Center. Fulton 
Street will be closed to through traffic. The Pioneer 
Monument would reinforce the axis. Some passenger dropoff 
will be needed. There will be some decorative paving. 

The Commissioners voiced concern about the coordination of 
the Mall design with an overall Civic Center plan. 

Commissioner Rogers said that too much of the open space was 
paved and the softscape too minimal. Commissioner Gatti said 
that Fulton Street should be open to vehicular traffic. 

For specific changes to the guidelines, the Commissioners 
made the following suggestions. 

* The term "flexible space" suggests too much hardscape 
and should be amended. 

* Plans for softscape do not encourage enjoyment of the 
softscape and should be changed accordingly. 

* The use of water should be introduced. 

* Ideas for light space and education should be 
explored . 

Motion to approve Fulton Street Mall Design Guidelines Draft 
with amendments. 

Moved: Meyer 

For: Freebairn-Smith , Rogers, Meyer 

Against: Gatti 

VII. Fence for SOMA Gardens Phase I, II, III 

Douglas Wildman, S.F. League of Urban Gardeners, presented 
plans for the SOMA Gardens fence, which has been requested 
by the community. It would consist of four-foot-high redwood 
boards with two feet of lattice above, allowing pedestrians 
to view the garden. 

The Commissioners expressed concern about the disappearance 
from view of part of the mural inside the garden. They 
thought the fence needed to be more transparent to preserve 
visibility to vehicular traffic and the greater community. 
Mr. Wildman agreed to ask the community to consider other 
options . 



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VIII. SFIA International Airport Contract Nos . 5828 and 5831 
Emergency Response Facilities Phase I 

Michael Varner, Project Manager, SFIA, presented the plans 
for two emergency response facilities. No. 1 is a relocated 
facility and no. 3 is new. 

No. 1 consists of a vehicle base plus an administrative and 
living facility. The vehicle base is a metal building with a 
curved roof structure. The administrative/living facility is 
steel with a curved roof structure. The walls will be 
treated with stucco. Facility no. 3 is a mirror image of No. 
1, except for a more extended administrative/living area. 

The Commissioners asked that the square mechanical area be 
given design attention. They also asked for some 
consideration of outdoor spaces for the crew. 

Motion to approve SFIA Airport Contract Nos. 5828 & 5831 
Emergency Response Facilities Phase I. 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

IX. Dobbs International Flight Kitchen Phase II 

Dan Gates, Miller Cook Architects, presented colors and 
materials. Materials are tiltup concrete and some precast 
concrete with aluminum perforated metal for accenting. 
There will be a heavier dark base and a lighter top. Accents 
include aluminum, white on the roof, and bold blue, the 
Dobbs corporate color. An outside patio space on the roof 
will not be visible from the outside. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested that a taller entrance would 
make a stronger statement. Commissioner Rogers said the 
landscape architect should reconsider use of bougainvillea. 

Motion to approve Dobbs International Flight Kitchen Phase 
II. 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

X. Commissioner and Staff Reports 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith updated Committee members on 
the Mid-Embarcadero roadway design. 



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the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

II. HALLIDIE PLAZA ACCESS ELEVATOR 
PHASE III 

Glenn Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 

Michael Willis & Charles Leoni, Michael Willis & Associates Architects 

III. ALEMANY PUMP STATION STANDBY GENERATOR BUILDING 
Phase III 

Lota Nugid, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
Mary Hobson, Project Engineer 




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IV. MID-MARKET STRATEGIC PLAN: 1995-1996 
Discussion and possible motion, removal of granite benches. 
Susana Montana, Planning Department 

V. PANHANDLE PLAYGROUND REHABILITATION PROJECT 
Phase I. II, III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 



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VI. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA PLAYGROUND II 
Phase I 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW 
Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

VII. STANYAN MEADOWS ENTRY DESIGN 
Phase II 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 
Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architect, DPW 

VIII. MISSION STREET PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING 
Phase I & II 

Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architect, DPW 

IX. DOBBS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT KITCHEN 

Phase III 

Dan Gates, Miller Cook Architects 

X. AUTOMATIC PUBLIC TOILET PROGRAM 
ROLL-UP DOOR KIOSK 

Phase I, II, III 

Jacob Szeto, Department of Public Works 

representative, JCDecaux 

XL NORTH & SOUTH INTERNATIONAL PARKING GARAGES/SFIA 
(Parking Structure - Lots A & B, Contract 5600. C) 
Phase II 

Ron Castillo, SFIA 
Peter Hockaday & Jim Fong, ED2/MBT 

XII. CONCOURSE H/AIRPORT BART STATION/SFIA (Contract 5670) 
Phase I 

Ron Castillo, SFIA 

Peter Hockaday & Jim Fong, ED2/MBT 

XIII. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

XIV. ADJOURNMENT 



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♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildinc. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
/CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING 

May 20, 1996 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3 p.m. 

I. Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Rod Freebairn-Smith , 
Stanlee Gatti, Bill Meyer, Emery Rogers 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Rich Newirth, 
Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 
Commissioner Meyer arrived at 3:20 

II. Alemany Pump Station Standby Generator Building 
Phase III 










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San Francisco 



Lota Nugid, Utilities Engineering Bureau, and Mary Hobson, 
Project Engineer, presented final drawings for the 36-foot 
by 28-foot standby generator building. 

Motion to approve Alemany Pump Station Standby Generator 
Building Phase III 
Motion: Gatti 
Vote : Unanimous 

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Motion: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Mid-Market Strategic Plan: 1995-1996 

Susana Montana, Planning Department, presented plans for 
removal of the granite benches along Market Street between 
5th and 8th streets. She described the goal of transforming 
the Mid-Market area into a critical mass of small and large 
cultural destinations. She said that the streets needed to 
be cleaned up first and that the benches had become 
gathering places for drug dealing, panhandling, and other 

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activities that were a deterrent to both residents and 
tourists. The merchants asked to have the benches removed 
for a three- to five-year period. 

In public testimony, Captain Dennis Martel, SFPD, and 
Officer Russ Laflin, SFPD, urged the Committee to approve 
the removal of the benches because they had become a 
comfortable environment for drug dealers, gamblers, and 
aggressive panhandlers. They said that the mid-Market 
stretch had become a high crime area. Carolyn Diamond, 
Market Street Association, cited blatant drug activity. 
Robert Garcia, Save Our Streets, said that removal of 
transit shelters from Jones and Geary streets had alleviated 
crime in those areas. Steve Raymond, Renoir Hotel, said 
that redlining by the Japanese Government of Market Street 
west of 5th had adversely affected tourist business. He 
offered to provide complimentary seating at the Renoir Cafe 
for the disabled and elderly. Phillip Faight , Theater 
District Neighborhood Association, and G. Paul Boschetti 
also said that the benches were focal points of criminal 
activity and a deterrent to business. George Antoniotto, 
Judi's Place, asked that benches be removed from the 1400 
block as well. Darryl Smith, 509 Cultural Center, suggested 
that the benches be converted into venues for public art 
projects. Susana Montana reiterated the need to develop a 
critical mass of cultural destinations and endorsed the idea 
of using the benches as art venues. 

The Commissioners discussed the desirability of removing the 
benches for a limited time only and the possibility of 
eventual use of the benches for public art. Commissioner 
Freebairn-Smith cited a need on the part of the merchants to 
form a business improvement district. He said that the 
issues were not confined to the benches but were broader 
ones of land use and social problems. 

The Commissioners wanted to ensure that removal would be 
temporary only. They specified that, if removal exceeded a 
five-year period, the issue would have to come before the 
Committee again. They agreed that the Art Commission would 
seriously explore the possibilities of art use for the 
benches . 



Motion to remove 14 benches between 5th and 8th streets for 

a period not to exceed five years from time of removal. 

Motion: Gatti 

For: Gatti, Rogers 

Against: Freebairn-Smith. 

Abstain: Meyer 



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Motion to amend "Policy Statement, Market Street Granite 
Seating" to say, " 1) None of seating will be permanently 
removed . " 
Motion: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Panhandle Playground Rehabilitation Project Phase I, 
II, III 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department, presented 
plans for July 20 installation of playground equipment, 
donated by Saturn Corporation, in the existing oval just 
west of Masonic on the south side. 

Motion to approve Panhandle Playground Rehabilitation 
Project Phase I, II, III 
Motion: Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

VI. Civic Center Plaza Playground II Phase "I 

John Thomas, DPW Landscape Architect, and Deborah Learner, 
Recreation and Park Department, addressed previous Committee 
concerns about coordinating the playground with the Beaux 
Arts environment. Mr. Thomas presented a revised 
configuration and color changes. Colors proposed were deep 
blue with green accenting, red paving, and blue and yellow 
topping as accent color to emphasize passageways. Black 
metal fencing will be located between two rows of olive 
trees . 

Regarding color, Commissioner Gatti suggested dark green 
metal. Commissioner Meyer suggested the coloring should be 
in keeping with the surrounding pallate of gray, black, 
steel and white. 

In public testimony, Darryl Smith, Eileen O'Donnell, Blair 
Collins, Alice Wadlington, Michael Anderson, Cynthia 
Peterson, Nancy Ong , Jacky Spencer-Davies , Margui Irizarry, 
and Midge Wilson endorsed the design of the playground. 

The Commissioners agreed that the color scheme should blend 
in with the trees. Commissioners Gatti, Freebairn-Smith and 
Rogers all expressed a preference for deeper greens. 
Commissioner Meyer liked the idea of a tile scheme that 
served as a guide on the pathways. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed his concern about 
design conformity for the Civic Center Plaza as a whole. He 
suggested that members of the Planning, Recreation and Park, 
and Art Commissions meet with Evan Rose on conceptual 
issues . 



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Motion to approve Civic Center Plaza Playground II Phase I 
Motion: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Stanyan Meadows Entry Design Phase II 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department, and Martha 
Ketterer, DPW , presented the design change of a three-column 
entrance and the cast stone material that Committee members 
had said they preferred at the previous presentation. 

Motion to approve Stanyan Meadows Entry Design phase II 
Motion: Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

VIII. Mission Street Pedestrian Lighting Phase I, II 

Martha Ketterer, DPV." , presented plans for retrofitted 
lighting on Mission Street between 16th and 24th streets. The 
lights will consist of a cast iron base with two fixtures as 
well as a banner arm. The color will be deep burgundy with 
gold accents. 

In public testimony, Chris Collins, Mission Merchants 
Association, expressed concern about the fixed brackets for 
the banner fixtures. Ms. Ketterer said that the fixtures 
were designed for easy changeability and explained methods 
for inserting and changing banners. Frank Morales, Mission 
Playground Neighborhood Association, expressed his support 
for the new lighting 

The Commissioners agreed to introduce a motion to approve 
Phase III under Committee Reports at the next Commission 
meeting . 

Motion to approve Mission Street pedestrian lighting Phase 

I, II 

Motion: Gatti 
Vote : Unanimous 

IX. Dobbs International Flight Kitchen Phase III 

Dan Gates, Miller Cook Architects, presented final drawings 
for the Dobbs International Flight Kitchen. 



Motion to approve Dobbs International Flight Kitchen Phase 

III 

Motion: Gatti 

Vote: Unanimous 



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X. Automatic Public Toilet Program, Newsstand Roll-up Door 
Kiosk Phase I, II, III 

Jean Francois Nion, JCDecaux, presented plans for upgrading 
news stands to conform to ADA Guidelines. The doors will 
swing on the bottom with a rolling door on the top. The 
stands will have awnings, for which two alternatives were 
presented. One possibility was a new awning with a molded 
edge. The other was an awning of the same design already on 
the stands, except that it would have a much shorter arm. 
The Commissioners approved the alternative with the much 
shorter arm. 

Motion to approve automatic newsstand roll-up door kiosk 
phase I , II , III . 
Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

XI. North & South International Parking Garages/SFIA , 
Phase II 

Peter Hockaday and Jim Fong , ED2/MBT, presented design 
changes resulting from value engineering. Mr. Hockaday 
emphasized that the integrity of the design had been 
maintained, and the basic massing was unchanged. Changes 
include a 20-foot bay instead of a 30-foot bay, a bridge 
instead of a tunnel, and the removal of parking from under 
the roadways and the BART system. A ninth floor has been 
added to the parking structure. The platform that was to 
hold up landscaping has been deleted, but the trees would 
still be healthy. The only new element is the connecting 
bridge between the north and south structures. The basic 
building is a concrete shell with an aluminum screen system. 
The exterior is precast concrete. There will be a 20% 
perforated metal screen around the curved end of the 
building . 

Pat O'Brien reviewed the landscaping. She described two 
planting options, a eucalyptus scheme and a cypress scheme. 

In Committee discussion, Commissioner Gatti expressed 
reservations about the monochromatic color scheme of grays 
for the building. Mr. Hockaday replied that there would be 
changes in reflectivity, depending on lighting conditions. 
Commissioner Rogers said that he liked the subdued quality 
of the materials. For landscaping, Commissioners Meyer, 
Rogers and Gatti expressed their preference for the cypress 
scheme . 

Motion to approve North & South International Parking 
Garages/SFIA Phase II 
Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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XII. Concourse H/Airport Bart Station/SFIA Phase I 



Peter Hockaday and Jim Fong , ED2/MBT, presented conceptual 
plans for the BART Station Boarding area, called concourse 
H. It is a structured system that accommodates BART trains 
on the 5th level and the light rail system on the 7th level. 
The metal clad building, designed for compatibility with the 
International Terminal, will be like Concourse G. The 
project team presented two aesthetic interpretations. In 
scheme A, the concrete wall would be behind metal panels and 
glass curtains In scheme B, the concrete wall is exterior. 
Both alternatives exhibit a dark-light scheme. The 
Commissioners approved Scheme A because the building would 
be veiled in a nice way. 

Motion to approve Concourse H/Airport Bart Station/SFIA 

Phase I 

Motion: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 






The meeting adjourne^l^at 8 p . m 

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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer 
Commissioner Rogers is excused. 



II. 91 1/OES EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER 
Phase II 

Paul Travis, Bureau of Architecture 
Clark Manus, Heller & Manus Architects 

III. NEW RICHMOND COMMUNITY CENTER 
Phase III 

Bob Nist, Bureau of Architecture 

IV. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA PLAYGROUND II 
Phase II 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW 
Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 






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San Francisco 



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V. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE LOWER LEVEL 

Phase I, II 

John Thomas & Brain Garter, DPW 
Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 
Kenji Murokami 



VI. COMMISSIONER AND STAFF REPORTS 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 



ACCESSIBILITY 1SFORMATION 

* Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans wit 1 
Disabilities Act. all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will be held 2: ^ 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held ir 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildin" 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Truins--stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-S925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 a: 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view 0:' the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exis; to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

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Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 

3 p.m. 

Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Rod Freebairn-Smith , 
Stanlee Gatti, Bill Meyer 



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Michele Liapes 



Nancy Gonchar, Rich Newirth, 



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II. 911/OES Emergency Communications Center, Phase II 



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esented colors, materials, and 

the 911 Center. The building will 
o correspond with the playing field, 
will be concealed. In response to a 
st that the entrance be addressed, 
entry, which is on the south side of 
a canopy to provide demarcation, 
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h a trellis-type construction. The 
-gray. The roofing is zinc. The 
onstructed of solex and porcelain 



In answer to questions about the towers and disks, Mr. Manus 
said that there would be no free-standing towers and that 
disks would be placed as far back as possible. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested that some transition should 
occur where the balcony extends beyond the face of the 
columns . 

Curator Tonia Macneil said that, for the art enrichment, the 
artist was working with the wall and with the concept of 
indentations in the concrete. 

The Commissioners agreed to approve phase II with the 
following conditions: that the disks and antennae be placed 
as far back as possible from the north roof guardrail; that 
the transition for the south-facing balcony be studied 
further. 

City and County of , 

san Francisco Motion to approve 911/OES Emergency Communications Center, 
Phase II. 

Motion: Gatti 

Vote: Unanimous 




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III. New Richmond Community Center 

Hal Brandes, Marquis Associates, and Bob Nist, BOA, 
presented the final drawings for the New Richmond Community 
Center. Parking has been moved further on site and is 
shielded by more landscaped areas. An art enrichment project 
is integrated into the landscape. The roof material color 
has been changed to a warm gray in response to a committee 
objection to the previous dark green. There is also less 
metal siding. 

Though some concerns about the colors and quantity of visual 
textures were raised, the Commissioners agreed that they 
should not request further changes after a previous 
committee had approved Phase II. 

Motion to approve New Richmond Community Center, Phase III 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote : Unanimous 

IV. Civic Center Playground II, Phase II 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW , and Deborah Learner, 
Recreation and Park Department, presented color revisions. 
In response to a previous committee instruction to use green 
as the primary color, they presented a green that is similar 
in hue to the JCDecaux fixtures. They suggested an accent 
color of red, and a third color, tan, for the slides. The 
ground plane will be in the subdued grays and blacks of the 
plaza. The Commissioners objected to the red as an accent 
color. It was agreed that either muted gold or tan would be 
used as accents. The Committee agreed to recommend the 
approval of Phase III at the next Commission meeting during 
Committee Reports. 

Motion to approve Civic Center Plaza Playground II, Phase 

II. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 

V. Portsmouth Square, Lower Level, Phase I, II 

John Thomas, DPW, Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park, and 
architect Kenji Murokami presented the concept, colors and 
materials for Portsmouth Square, Lower Level. They 
summarized the features of the upper level, completed two 
years ago. The principal paving materials are Sierra white 
and gray concrete. The benches have cast iron frames. The 
light standards are acorn fixtures painted red. The details 
of the upper level will be carried through on the lower 
level. The materials, granite aggregate and lightweight 
concrete, will be similar. There will be flowering trees at 
the entrances. The building has been designed as a quiet 
addition to the existing bridge across Kearny Street. The 



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architects have borrowed the modular characteristic of the 
bridge. The material will be wood covered with stucco which 
will match the bridge. There will be an academy black base. 
There will be French doors, and window openings have been 
maximized . 

The Commissioners suggested a clear separation of color 
between the building and the bridge. 

Motion to approve Portsmouth Square Lower Level, Phase I, II 
Motion: Gatti 
Vote : Unanimous 

VI. Staff Reports 

Public Art Program Director Jill Manton gave the Committee 
an update on the integration of the art into the urban 
design of the Mid-Embarcadero . The paving pattern in front 
of the Ferry Building will consist of alternating bands of 
light and dark granite. The center island will have a pair 
of water features on both the north and south side, which 
will function as seating and, at night, as light fixtures. 



Ms. Manton also said that a companion waterpiece for the 
Vaillancourt Fountain, with indigenous planting, was also 
being proposed. There is a possibility that the Vaillancourt 
Fountain's rusty stairway might be replaced with something 
ADA accessible and more attractive. Changes to the fountain 
will come before the Civic Design Committee at a future 
meeting . 

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RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
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TERMINAL/HANGARS/VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING 
Phase III 

Joseph Chow, Joseph Chow & Associates 
Steve Hung, Project Manager, SFIA 
Eugene Runnels, Corlett, Skaer & DeVoto 

III. JAPANESE TEA GARDEN/ADA IMPROVEMENTS 
Phase I & II 

Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architect, DPW 

Kenji Murakami, consulting architect 

Deborah Learner, Recreation and Park Department 

IV. MUNI Metro Extension/Platform Canopy and Communication System 
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TRANSIT (ART) DOMESTIC TERMINAL STATIONS/AIRPORT 
CONTRACT NUMBER 5706 

Phase I 

Kristi Waldron, Kwan Henmi Architecture and Planning, Inc. 

Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/CONCOURSE H/ 
AIRPORT BART STATION/AIRPORT CONTRACT NUMBER 5670 
Phase II 

Peter Hockaday, MBT Architecture 
Jim Fong, ED2/MBT International 
Ron Castillo, Project Manager, SFIA 

VII. HALL OF JUSTICE/BARRIER REMOVAL 
Phase I & II 

Glenn Hunt, Project Architect, DPW Bureau of Architecture 

VIII. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/INTERNATIONAL 
TERMINAL INTERIM EXPANSION/AIRPORT CONTRACT 3524 
Phase I 

Roland Lau, Fong & Chan Architects 

Michael Allen, Project Manager, Bureau of Design and Construction 

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disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildin°. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
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Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

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attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

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at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

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3 p.m. 

I. Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, Stanlee 
Gatti, Rod Freebairn-Smith 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Michele Liapes 

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II. San Francisco International Airport/Main Executive 
Terminal/Hangars/Vehicle Maintenance Building 
Phase III 

Joseph Chow, Joseph Chow & Associates presented the revision 
of the front landscape. The stamped concrete pattern has 
been eliminated in accordance with previous Commissioner 
recommendations, and the plan simplified. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/Main 
Executive Terminal/Hangars/Vehicle Maintenance Building 
Phase III 
Motion: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Japanese Tea Garden/ADA Improvements, Phase I & II 

Kenji Murokami , architect, Deborah Learner, Recreation and 
Park, and Martha Ketterer, DPW, presented Phase I and II. A 
subtle, minimal approach has been taken in the development 
of a path of travel through the garden that allows people in 
wheelchairs access to all the main features. Improvements 
are based on recommendations of disability consultant Barry 
Atwood. The existing entry ramp will be more gently graded 
and have one handrail. Three of the granite bridges will be 
widened to 36 inches. The stones of Maple Lane will be reset 
to be flush with the surface and less bumpy. Access to Long 
View Bridge will be given a softer slope. Access to the 
restrooms will be given a slope of 12 to 15 instead of the 
existing 1 to 12. The bridge itself will have wood planking. 
The issue of whether to include a curb or handrails will be 
heard before the Appeals Board. The entrance to the gift 
shop will be a series of stepping stones that function as a 
ramp . .- 



For the restrooms, two distinct buildings will be created 
that conform to the Japanese Tea Garden. The character will 
be a simple post and beam system of wood with a copper roof. 
Roofing will consist of a main roof and a smaller top roof. 

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Proposed colors have been chosen to blend into the 
landscape. The flooring materials will be slate. The stucco 
walls will be green-yellow. The Douglas Fir wood will be 
coated with preservative to retain the natural wood color. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed concern that future 
budget cuts could compromise the quality. Ms. Learner said 
that she did not expect any value engineering. 

In response to questions about the screen on the outside, 
the project team said that it was actually a door with 
patterning applied to it. The trim would be battens. 

Commissioner Rogers asked if a tongue-and-groove siding 
would be preferable to a batten. It was answered that the 
patterning would be achieved with tongue-in-groove . The 
project team will clarify this issue when they return for 
Phase III. 

The Commissioners also asked to see the juxtaposition of the 
green-yellow color and the copper. They requested 
confirmation that there would be wood on the asphalt bridge. 

Motion to approve Japanese Tea Garden/ADA Improvements, 
Phase I & II 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Muni Metro Extension/Platform Canopy and Communication 

System, Phase II & III 
Ken Jew, Muni Capital Projects, and engineer Phil Herzer 
presented plans for the transit shelters with windscreens 
for the four 120-foot long platforms along the new F line 
from the Ferry Building to Sixth Street. For the wind 
shelters, a curved glass roof will be mounted on steel 
canopies, supported by branching steel columns. The wind 
screens are also curved. The only change from Phase I is 
that the drain gutters are now placed at low flattened 
points on the roof. Supplemental lighting will consist of 
dual lights, mounted on column sides, that will shoot the 
light upward and down. 

For color, the columns and beams will be gray like the Bay 
Bridge. Colors for the glass will vary for the four 
stations. Green glass is planned for the Folsom Street 
Platform, clear glass for Brannan Street, and white 
translucent glass for Second and Fourth streets. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed his concern for wind 
protection for riders and for diminished clarity of the 
structures by additional features that would hinder views of 
the bay. Commissioner Gatti said he thought there was too 
much furniture for the street. All of the Commissioners 
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advertising panels. They were also concerned about the 
volume of material generally. Commissioner Gatti was 
particularly concerned about the potential for blocking 
views of the waterfront. Commissioner Rogers asked for a 
reconsideration of the color. 

The Commissioners agreed to approve Phase II with the 
understanding that the color scheme would be re-examined and 
that the extent of the advertising program would be 
reconsidered before the project team returned for Phase III. 

Motion to approve Muni Metro Extension/Platform Canopy and 

Communication System, Phase II. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 

For: *Freebairn-Smith, Rogers 

Against: Gatti 

V. San Francisco International Airport/Airport Rail 
Transit (ART) Domestic Terminal Stations/Airport Contract 
Number 5706, Phase I 

Kristi Waldron, Kwan Henmi Architecture and Planning, 
presented the concept design for three shelters for the 
airport rail transit system. They will be two-story stations 
with bridges of differing lengths and an open exposed canopy 
structure. There will be a light truss system for the 
bridges and light glazing with glass on the structure 
exteriors. The project team also presented greening elements 
of ground cover, shrubs and trees and a trellis element to 
soften the structure facades. 

Commissioner Rogers suggested a strengthening of the look of 
the platform up above. The project team answered that it 
would be strengthened by equipment and materials. 
Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed his concern for 
design connections between the different projects. 
Commissioner Gatti said that the design meshed with the main 
terminal while retaining its own integrity. He also liked 
the greenery. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Airport Rail Transit (ART) Domestic Terminal 
Stations/Airport Contract Number 5706, Phase I 
Motion: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. San Francisco International Airport/Concourse H/Airport 
Bart Station/Airport Contract Number 5670, Phase II 

Peter Hockaday, MBT Architecture, and Jim Fong , ED2/MBT 
International, presented changes in the detail. At the 
station ends, the bottom light has been removed and a more 
solid base has been added. Also bomb blast protection has 
been added to the wall at the light rail level. 



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The materials will be aluminum panels and aluminum windows. 
The glass will be slightly green tinted. The columns will be 
in bare concrete. There will be other concrete zones above 
the glass. 

The Commissioners commended the project team on an excellent 
presentation. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Concourse H/Airport Bart Station/Airport Contract 
Number 5670, Phase II. 
Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Hall of Justice Barrier Removal, Phase I & II 



Glenn Hunt, Project Manager, DPW BOA, presented plans for 
making the Hall of Justice building more accessible for the 
disabled community. At the Bryant Street entrance, two-by- 
two granite tiles would be used for the paving of a gentle 
walkway. The project team plans to mitigate the retaining 
wall and tie it in with the repetitive three elements of the 
building. Lighting would consist of three fixtures on poles. 
The mass in the middle would be black concrete with granite 
accents. 

Commissioner Rogers objected to the use of black in front. 
The Commissioners agreed that colors should be kept in 
whites and grays. 

They asked Mr. Hunt to return with revisions for colors and 
light posts. They suggested he return for Phase II and III. 

Motion to approve Hall of Justice/Barrier Removal, Phase I. 
Motion: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 
6:40. 

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Phase III 

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m. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRTORT/RENTAL CAR 
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Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs or persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held ;it 2> 
Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness AM meeting* arc held in 
Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed 6y the two main elevators ir. the lobby of the buildinc 

A.e»»«ibi» copting for perrons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location axe: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 4,2 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center UAKi, located at the tnietwvilvu " f Crove, Hyd-r. end Market Sucus. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss mee;ing accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

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(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinanoo aseurac that deliberations arc rnndnr.ted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

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25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3 p.m. 

I. Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, Stanlee 
Gatti, Rod Freebairn-Smith, William Meyer 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Richard Newirth, 
Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



II. MUNI Metro Extension/Platform Canopy and Communication 
System, Phase III 

Ken Jew, MUNI Capital Projects, Owen Lang, and artist Anna 
Murch addressed previous Commission concerns regarding 
color, the advertising program and potential blockage of 
views by the platform furniture generally. The project team 
has reanalyzed the fundamental needs for the shelters with 
particular attention to the two most view-sensitive 
stations, Folsom and Brannan streets. There will be fewer 
advertising panels at Folsom and Brannan streets. The color 
palate is minimal and neutral. At the Brannan Street station 
the glass will be clear. At Folsom Street, the glass will 
have a slight greenish tint. At the Second and Fourth Street 
stations, there will be frosted glass, which will pick up 
the shadow patterns. The Commissioners and presenters 
discussed the installation of the advertising panels as the 
means of paying for the maintenance, estimated to be $50,000 
per year for each station. The project team said that 
Gannett was committed to maintenance. 

Motion to approve MUNI Metro Extension/Platform Canopy and 
Communication System, Phase III. 
Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 




III. San Francisco International Airport/Elevated 

Circulation Roads/Airport Contract Number 5900. D, 
Phase III 

Donald Jacobberger, project manager, Bureau of Design and 
Construction, and architects Brian Dykes and Donald 
McDonald, addressed the outstanding issues of road signs and 
landscaping . 

Of the four alternative sign designs, Commissioners Rogers, 
Freebairn-Smith and Gatti preferred alternative 1, with a 
straight vertical truss, as the one providing the strength 

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with the least amount of metal. Commissioner Meyer 
preferred alternative 3, with a larger horizontal section, 
because he said there would be less visual obstruction. 
Commissioners Freebairn-Smith and Rogers were concerned 
about the appearance of the structures from behind. The 
architects agreed to address the problem by inserting a 
metal panel or painting the back. The Commissioners also 
expressed their concerns about potential blockage of the IT 
building . 

The presenters also addressed the landscaping of the area 
where the project approaches the IT. The previously proposed 
cantilever has been eliminated by value engineering, but 
there is still space for landscaping between the columns. 
The options are a contiguous arrangement or a circular 
planter arrangement. The project team recommended the 
circular planter arrangement because containers are easily 
acquired and maintained. 

The Commissioners expressed their preference for the 
continuous planting. They agreed that planting would be on 
the lower level only, but asked that it be extended to the 
other level if the budget permitted. 

The Commissioners agreed to approve Phase III though 
Commissioner Meyer emphasized his preference for Option 3 
for signage design. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Elevated Circulation Roads/Airport Contract Number 
5900. D, Phase III. 
Moved: Gatti 
Vote : Unanimous 

Commissioner Rogers departed at 4:15 p.m. 

IV. San Francisco International Airport /Rental Car 
Facility/Airport Contract Number 5650, Phase II 

Frank Tomsick, ED2/MBT, presented design development for the 
project, which consists of a service facility and a garage 
building. Since Phase I, the building has been rotated to 
eliminate the jog, and it is lower. Proposed materials are 
poured-in-place concrete for the office lobby, metal siding 
for the penthouse enclosure, aluminum for the exterior 'walls 
and splitfaced tiles on the side. There will be a black 
plastic chain link fence, where vines will be grown. 

Pat O'Brien presented plans for the landscaping. Plantings 
will include stone pines, poplars, caryx grasses, flax, 
basic evergreen, high hedge screening for the service 
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Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/Rental 
Car Facility/Airport Contract Number 5650, Phase II. 
Moved: Gatti 
Vote : Unanimous 

V. San Francisco International Airport/Airport Rail 
Transit (ART) Guideway Structure Project/Airport 
Contract Number 5700, Phase II. 

Tom Kardos, Project Manager, SFIA, presented design 
development for the project. Since Phase I, the alignment 
has been extended by 800 feet. Since Phase I, they have gone 
to a long-span guideway system, introduced a GFRC panel and 
implemented a straight parapet. Mr. Kardos emphasized the 
project team's focus on design criteria that would be 
consistent with the other projects. At the west loop, the 
alignment has been moved west of the circulation roadway 
because of the introduction of a future hotel station. The 
parapets would have a boat-shaped lateral structure. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed his concern about the 
increasing complexity and density of the transit structures. 
He asked for further simplification and for holding to the 
landscaping budget. 

Commissioner Gatti said that he liked the longspan design 

The Commissioners recommended a redesign so that the 
structural elements would be clearly metal instead of 
fiberglass concrete. They requested that there still be 
continuity of form and shape. They also recommended a more 
normal alignment so that the elevated roadway would be 
perpendicular to the east-west axis of the airport entrance. 
Commissioner Freebairn-Smith disagreed with the 
recommendation for clearly defined metal elements. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 

Airport/Airport Rail Transit (ART) Guideway Structure 

Project/Airport Contract Number 5700, Phase II. 

Moved: Meyer 

For: Gatti, Meyer 

Against: Freebairn-Smith 

VI. Jose Coronado Playground Community Building, Phase II & 
III 

Joanne Wilson, Recreation and Park, and the architect 
presented design development and final drawings for the 
community building. They also discussed plans for the 
playground, presenting photos of playground equipment and 
samples of safety surface matting in brown and black. 

The building's stucco walls will have artwork by Fresco, 
consisting of multiple tiles, above the entryway and on the 



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west and south elevations. The Commissioners stipulated that 
the art be repositioned in accord with the lines of the 
building. Murals on the west elevation should be lowered to 
align with the window sills. Tiles on the south elevations 
should be lowered to align with the top of the door, and the 
water fountain should be moved to allow for the 
repositioning. The Commissioners also needed to see the 
stucco color, a roofing sample and the window trim color. 
For the playground equipment, they asked the project team to 
consider a unified color, such as dark green, that would 
blend with the surroundings. 






The project team was asked to return in order to present 
changes and required samples. 



There being no farther business, the meeting adjourned at 
6:00. 



Submitted 




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by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

II. JOSE CORONADO PLAYGROUND COMMUNITY BUILDING 
Phase II & III 

Joanne Wilson, Recreation and Park Department 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ NORTH & SOUTH 
INTERNATIONAL PARKING GARAGES/ VEHICULAR BRIDGE/ 
CONTRACT 5600.C 

Phase III 

Michael Allen, Project Manager, SFIA 

Peter Hockaday & Jim Fong, ED2/MBT 




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IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ NORTH CARGO 
FACILITIES/ CONTRACT 5750 
Phase II 

Bill Collins, Stone & Webster/F.E. Jordan 
Ramon Aonoan, Tai Associates 
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V. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ RENTAL CAR 
FACILITY/CONTRACT 5650 

Phase III 

Frank Tomsick, ED2/MBT 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ EMERGENCY 
RESPONSE FACILITIES/ CONTRACT 5828 

Phase II 

Michael Vamer, SFIA 

VII. COMMISSIONER & STAFF REPORTS 
IX. ADJOURNMENT 



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♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will be held v ">> 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness All meetings are held in 
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Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on'Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
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» 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, "call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

.. v Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations axe conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

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3 p.m. 

I. Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, Stanlee 
Gatti, Rod Freebairn-Smith, William Meyer 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Richard Newirth, 
Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 



II. JOSE CORONADO PLAYGROUND COMMUNITY BUILDING 
Phase II & III 



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Joanne Wilson, Recreation and Park Department, and the 
project team presented samples of colors and materials 
as well as final drawings for the project. They 
responded to previous committee instructions to 
integrate the art into the building design. 




Brian Gatter gave an overview of the color scheme of 
the children's play area. The structures will be 
predominantly dark green with brighter colors for 
highlights. The safety surface will be a pattern of 
brown with black banding. 

The team presented samples of the proposed blue roof. 
They also presented stucco samples, samples of window 
and door frames and the revised, design to integrate the 
art into the design. 

Artist Ray Patlan of Fresco presented changes in the 
art, which has been redesigned to be level with the 
windows. He suggested that a change in the panels to 
overall terra cotta would work better with the mural 
design, the playground surface and the blue metal 
roofing . 

Commissioner Gatti suggested that a contrasting color 
would be better than the terra cotta and would make the 
work visible from further away. The project team 
agreed. 

The Commissioners also said that, for the composition 
of the south elevation, the top of the art work should 
align with the tops of the doors and windows. 



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Motion to approve Jose Coronado Playground Community 

Building, Phase II & III. 

Moved: Gatti 

Vote: Unanimous 

III. SAN FRANCISCO' INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/VEHICULAR BRIDGE/ 
CONTRACT 5600 C 

Phase III 

Peter Hockaday, ED2/MBT, requested Phase III approval for 
the bridge, which will be restricted to vehicles only. 
Because of a changes in the roadway geometry, the bridge now 
has a slight arc. The material will be a series of steel 
girders. The steel system will be clad in metal. The signage 
will be upstream and downstream rather than on the bridge. 
In answer to a question from Commissioner Rogers, the 
presentation team said that the colors have been keyed in 
with the colors of the other structures. 

Commissioner Meyer liked the approach and said it worked 
well with the arch of the roof. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Vehicular Bridge/Contract 5600, Phase III. 

Motion: Freebairn-Smtih 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/RENTAL CAR 
FACILITY/CONTRACT 56 50 

Phase III 

Frank Tomsick, ED2/MBT said that the only change from Phase 
II was the addition of a sign to label the building" on the 
upper front facade. The signage program will come before the 
Committee . 

Commissioner Meyer recommended that the righthand side of 
the sign line up with the righthand side of the windows. He 
said that the letters should be vertical. 

Nancy Gonchar advised the Committee that their input on 
signage was advisory. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/Rental 
Car Facility/Contract 5650, Phase III. 

Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/EMERGENCY RESPONSE 
FACILITIES/CONTRACT 5582, Phase II 

Michael Varner, Project Manager presented Phase II for two 
emergency response facilities, ERF 1 and ERF 3. Materials 
for ERF 1 include curved metal roofing, stucco finish for 
the lower portion, metal sidings, aluminum windows and 
columns. ERF 3 has the same design in reverse and is 2000 
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Mr. Varner said that he would either hand color the drawings 
to more accurately depict the proposed hue , or he would 
bring in samples. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Freebairn-Smith , 
Mr. Varner answered that there was no formal outdoor area 
because of proximity to the flight line. 

Plans for landscaping were also submitted. Plantings for ERF 
1 included olive trees, drought-tolerant lawns and 
f ountaingrass . Plantings for ERF 3 included olive trees, 
drought-tolerant lawn, canyon blue wild rye, Mexican 
Primrose, and flax 

Commissioner Gatti said that he liked the orange and pink 
colors of the flax and Mexican Primrose. He expressed 
concerned with the potential for an unkept look. It was 
answered that the flax would be contained by surrounding 
concrete . 

Commissioner Rogers suggested that the Mexican primrose 
would not survive, and that the flax would take over. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked the team to do as much 
landscaping as possible on the roadway strip. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Emergency Response Facilities/ Contract 5828, 
Phase II. 

Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



The meeting ad. 
Submitted 

Approved 



•ned at 4 : 45/ p . m. 




Richard Newirth, Director 



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by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

II. MID-EMBARCADERO ROADWAY AND OPEN SPACE 
Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation Projects 
Boris Dramov, Roma Design 









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Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/Or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

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(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



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II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ NORTH CARGO 
FACILITIES/ CONTRACT 5750 

Phase II 

Bill Collins, Stone & Webster/F.E. Jordan, a Joint Venture 

Ramon Aonoan, Tai Associates 

Patricia O'Brien, Patricia O'Brien Landscape Architecture 

Ivar C. Satero, Project Manager,SFIA 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ A.R.T. 
MAINTENANCE FACILITY/ CONTRACT 5701 

Phase I 

John Haymaker, Hertzka & Knowles 
Robert B. Wong, Associated Architects 
Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 






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IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT DOMESTIC TERMINAL STATIONS/ CONTRACT 5706 
Phase II 

Kristi Waldron, Kwan Henmi Architecture & Planning Inc. 
Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 

V. MID-EMBARCADERO ROADWAY AND OPEN SPACE DESIGN 
CONCEPT 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation Projects 
Boris Dramov, Roma Design 

VI. COMMISSIONER & STAFF REPORTS 
VI. ADJOURNMENT 



10/15/96 






ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE 
AT 554-6075. 



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I. Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, Stanlee 
Gatti, Rod Freebairn-Smith, William Meyer 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Jill Manton, 
Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 









II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/NORTH CARGO 
FACILITIES/CONTRACT 5750, Phase II 

Bill Collins, Stone & Webster, presented design development 
for the new 1200-f oot-long cargo facility which, along with 
the existing Japanese Airline facility, will occupy the 30- 
acre site half a mile from the main terminal. The new 
building, which will accommodate both bulk cargo and smaller 
packages, has been designed to match existing facilities. 
The color is yellow with red accenting. Unifying elements 
include skylights, a porcelain enamel finish, metal siding 
and metal roofing. Katherine Drinkhouse, Patricia O'Brien 
Landscape Architecture, presented landscaping plans. 
Landscaping will be simple to help define user spaces. 
Plantings will include a perimeter hedge, trees for the 
parking lot, and a small bosque to help define entries. 
Other features include handicapped parking stalls, a ramp to 
the building, and a low ornamental black vinyl-coated chain- 
link fence. The plant palate includes swamp myrtle for the 
entry trees, pink malaluccca for the border hedge, and 
Berkeley sedge, an ornamental grass. The central area will 
consist of cobble set in concrete. 




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Commissioner Meyer said the trimmed trees were in keeping 
with the simple shape of the building. Commissioner Gatti 
asked about the trim around the skylights. He was told that 
the accenting would be red. Commissioner Rogers suggested 
that the landscape architects consider brown for the chain- 
link fence. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about 
employee space. The project team answered that the interior 
space was ample enough for an employee area. They also said 
that there would be outdoor space for employees but that the 
harsh environment would make the outdoors uninviting. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/North 
Cargo Facilities/Contract 5750, Phase II. 

Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT /A. R. T . MAINTENANCE 
FACILITY/CONTRACT 5701, Phase I 

Architects Robert Wong, George Dolan and John Haymaker 
presented the schematic design for the facility, which 
includes a maintenance facility, administrative quarters, 
and space for the central computer system. The building 
exterior will consist of white corrugated metal siding with 
blue accents. The columns will be unifying elements. 

Commissioner Gatti commented on the need to assure 
compatibility with the other buildings. 

Commissioner Meyer objected to the exposed windows on the 
south side. He said that the placement of the overhang 
treatment on the north side was illogical. Commissioner 
Freebairn-Smith agreed. He advised the presenters that the 
City and County Energy Bureau had excellent technicians. He 
expressed concern about plans for the ground below the 
elevated train tracks. He asked the project team to apply 
their creative abilities to landscaping of that ground 
plane . 

The Commissioners also asked the project team to talk with 
Frank Tomsick, ED2/MBT, about his use of colors and 
materials for the nearby rental car facility. Commissioner 
Meyer asked the presenters to focus on the color and 
treatment of the roof. 

The Commissioners agreed to approve Phase I but emphasized 
their requirement that the architects redesign the south 
end . 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/A. R.T. 
Maintenance Facility/Contract 5701, Phase I. 

Moved: Gatti 
Vote : Unanimous 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT DOMESTIC TERMINAL STATIONS/CONTRACT 5706, 
Phase II 

Sylvia Kwan, Kwan Henni Architecture and Planning, Inc., 
presented design development for the project, which consists 
of three stations and three bridges. The design is 
functional, and everything is exposed. The roofing will be 
corrugated metal of neutral gray and white. The interior 
ceiling will also be painted metal, and the presenters said 
they were still working on it. Mechanical systems, such as 
sprinklers and piping, will be between the roof and ceiling 
layers. The wind screens will be white metal finished with 
rubber. Vertical elements of the bridge truss systems will 
be white. The flooring surface will be dark neutral 
carpeting . 

Commissioner Meyer liked the design, choice of materials and 
the differentiation of vertical and diagonal elements. He 
expressed reservations about the primitive nature of the 



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structure. He said he would like to see an improvement in 
the relationship between the columns, struts and roof. 

The architects said that they were not demonstrating the 
development of the canopy because there was not yet a 
supplier for the system wall. 

Commissioner Rogers noted the weakness of the walls in 
comparison to the other elements. He expressed reservations 
about the expanded metal. He said he would like to see more 
development by the architects. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed concern that the frit 
system be similar to that of the IT. 

Commissioner Gatti objected to the carpet color and the 
coldness and sterility of the spaces. The architects 
responded that the lighting concepts would provide a glow 
that would create a wash of light. 

Commissioner Gatti also enquired about space for art. 
Willy Tsai, SFIA, answered that the art budget was $335,000; 
and that the Airport Steering Committee would determine 
whether artwork would be placed in the stations or in the IT 
instead . 

Commissioner Gatti said that either the Committee needed to 
know what art was being used or the architecture needed to 
be more interesting visually. He said that architecture 
itself could be a form of art, but that the present design 
was lacking in structure. He asked the architects to present 
something more innovative than a lattice of white criss- 
crossing against a wall. 

The architects answered that the design was as innovative as 
possible, given the budget. They cited the following 
specifics: that the openness would offer a continuous 
variety of views; that the surfaces would catch light as one 
was moving through; that the diagonals would provide 
excitement. They suggested that they could enhance the 
pattern of the fritting. They said that features would be as 
detailed and finely constructed as possible. They said they 
would show the detailing and lighting when they returned. 

The Commissioners declined to approve Phase II. They asked 
the project team to return to exhibit the higher level of 
design detailing that is required for Phase II reviews. 
Specifically, they asked the presenters to consider colors, 
materials, lighting, the design for the station wall, and 
how the wall was to be integrated. 

V. MID EMBARCADERO ROADWAY AND OPEN SPACE DESIGN CONCEPT 

Rebecca Kohlstrand, Waterfront Transportation Projects, 
reviewed the status of the Mid-Embarcadero Roadway and Open 
Space Design concept. She asked the Committee for its 
approval of the open space design concept and the split 
roadway scheme. 



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Boris Dramov , Roma Design, gave a slide presentation of the 
design concept. The area is being designed as a critical 
linkage between Market Street and the waterfront. The goal 
is to create a crossroad of pedestrian traffic and other 
transit with a magnitude of open space. The concept calls 
for a series of pedestrian promenades and terraces. Blocks 
202 and 203, bounded on the north and south sides by- 
Washington and Clay Streets, will remain as open space. Two 
public art projects, China Sky by William Maxwell and the 
"Foot" sculpture by Buster Simpson, will be integrated into 
the concept. Modest improvements, including surface 
enhancements and tree plantings, will be made to Justin 
Herman Plaza. For the treatment of the bus layover 
facility, Mr. Dramov suggested a structure that would 
complement the historic fabric and celebrate the role and 
history of transit. 

The center plaza between the north- and southbound lanes of 
the roadway is being designed to foster a vivid look in the 
east-west direction. The strong visual pattern of stripes is 
designed to reflect the Ferry Building arcades and portico. 
A lighting concept of two light cannons will create a 
distinctive nighttime element. The addition of trees and 
possibly fountains will help define the center of the space. 
The Promenande Ribbon will be extended through the Mid- 
Embarcadero area. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Meyer about 

safety and ease of crossing for the disabled, Ms. Kohlstrand 

said that the F line tracks would be three inches below 
grade. A railing is also being recommended. 

In public testimony, architect Mario Ciampi spoke on the 
importance of designating the waterfront space for people 
rather than automobiles. He proposed an elevated plaza with 
an underground roadway. 

Ernestine Weiss, resident, Golden Gateway Center, made an 
appeal to preserve the park on block 203. She objected to 
the proposal for a garage beneath block 202. She protested 
the widening of Washington and Clay streets for the F line 
and suggested the removal of curbside parking on those 
streets instead. She also objected to the bold stripes of 
the center pattern. She suggested that a seal of the City 
and County of San Francisco would have a softer look. She 
also voiced her opposition to a central plaza surrounded by 
traffic . 

Vernon DeMars , architect and planner, DeMars and Maletic, 
endorsed the Roma Design analysis. He said the plaza needed 
to be 50 feet wider, but that the consultant was limited by 
the dividing line between city land and port land. Mr. 
DeMars also proposed a return to roadway scheme alternate 5, 
the grade-separated roadway. Carl Maletic, Citizens Advisory 
Committee on the Embarcadero Plaza, suggested the 
possibility of a land swap between the recreation and park 
department and the port. He outlined the steps for such an 



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agreement to take place. He also requested, for a surface 
roadway, a return to a paired roadway alignment in order 
that the proper proportions for a plaza, with adequate 
amenities for pedestrians, could be developed. He also said 
that Mr. Ciampi's proposal for an underground roadway in 
both directions could be executed for $10 million. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith reiterated his support for a 
grade-separated roadway. 

Commissioner Meyer expressed his support for the Mid- 
Embarcadero design concept. He liked the palm tree motif. 
For the central plaza, he liked the stripes but suggested 
they should be more complex. He suggested borders as a 
possibility. He said the paving pattern should change in the 
center of the plaza. 

Mr. Dramov promised to take that recommendation into 
account. 

Commissioner Meyer also emphasized his original support for 
a grade-separated roadway scheme. He said he had agreed 
with the proposal to extend the plaza to create a sense of 
open space. He said that, for a surface roadway in both 
directions, the paired roadway scheme would allow for 
construction of three underground northbound lanes at a 
future date without impeding surface traffic during 
construction. It would also allow for a plaza rather than a 
traffic island. He expressed his. support for the Planning 
Commission resolution to request that the two surface 
roadway schemes be re-examined. 

Commissioner Gatti liked the stripes but suggested that 
there were too many trees. Stating that he had not been a 
member of the Art Commission when the roadway scheme had 
last been presented, he expressed his preference for the 
paired roadway scheme. 

Commissioner Rogers commended Mr. Dramov on his 
presentation. He expressed his disappointment in the current 
roadway plan. He stated his preference, in regard to surface 
roadway designs, for the paired scheme. He asked Mr. Dramov 
about plans for extending the cable car line. 

Mr. Dramov answered that a cable car extension was not part 
of the project. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that the location of the 

paired roadway would be important. He expressed his support 

for a plaza between the Ferry Building and the northbound 
lanes. 

Mr. Dramov said that the location of the southbound lanes 
would not change unless they were moved into the park. He 
expressed his concern about the possibility of more emphasis 
on the roadway than on the urban design and open space. He 
asked the Committee to support the Mid-Embarcadero urban 
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Commissioner Rogers expressed his unwillingness to endorse 
an underground garage at Block 202 . 

Mr. Dramov said that the open space would be protected and 
that the garage issue would be dealt with separately. 

A majority of the Committee members agreed to endorse the 
raid-Embarcadero urban design concept as set forth by 
Waterfront Transportation Projects in the General Design 
Parameters draft of October 21, 1996, with the following 
changes: For point 1, they stipulated that the Promenade 
Ribbon should be continued along the Mid-Embarcadero ; for 
point 8, they said that the public art projects "China Sky" 
by Bill Maxwell and the "Foot" sculpture by Buster Simpson 
should not yet be assigned specific locations but should be 
included in the open space, subject to review by the Art 
Commission; also, for point 8, in reference to the 
underground garage, they inserted the clause "if the garage 
occurs . " 

Motion to endorse Mid-Embarcadero Roadway and Open Space 
Design Concept. 

Motion: Meyer 

For: Gatti, Rogers, Meyer 

Abstain: Freebairn-Smith 

The Commissioners discussed their reservations about the 
Mid-Embarcadero traffic island. They agreed to support the 
Planning Commission measure to re-open a comparative study 
of the paired and split roadway schemes. When it was 
suggested that the Committee was reversing its position on 
roadway schemes, Commissioner Rogers repeated for the 
presenters and the audience the previous Committee position. 
He said that the Committee had not endorsed either the 
paired or split roadway surface scheme. Instead, the 
Committee and subsequently the Full Commission had endorsed 
the alternative grade-separated roadway scheme. The 
presenters and audience were also reminded that Commissioner 
Gatti had not been a member of the Commission at that time. 

Motion to endorse the Planning Commission proposed request 
to the Board of Supervisors to reconsider the paired roadway 
scheme 

Motion: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 



The meeting adjourned at 6^4 5 P/m. 
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APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
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II. SOMA GARDENS FENCE PROJECT 
Phase I, II, III 

Joseph Ingenito, San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT GUIDE WAY/CONTRACT 5 700 A 

Phase III 

Craig Frey, Transit Guideway Consultants, Inc. 

Richard Laval lee, Project Manager, SFIA 

IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT DOMESTIC TERMINAL STATIONS/ CONTRACT 5706 
Phase II 

Sylvia Kwan, Kwan Henmi Architecture & Planning Inc. 
Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 



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V. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/EMPLOYEE 
PARKING FACILITY #3/CONTRACT 5602 

Phase I 

Tom Soo Hoo, Walker Parking Consultants 

Denis Henmi and Rebecca Ross, Kwan Henmi Associates 

VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/NORTH & SOUTH 
INTERNATIONAL PARKING GARAGES/CONTRACT 5600 
Phase III 

Peter Hockaday, ED2/MBT 

VII . SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/CONCOURSE H/ 
AIRPORT BART STATION/CONTRACT 5670 

Phase III 

Jim Fong, ED2/MBT 

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IX. ADJOURNMENT 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

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cjove mber 18, 19j QP 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room - Suite 70 

3 p.m. 

I. Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, Stanlee 
Gatti, Rod Freebairn-Smith, William Meyer 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Richard Newirth, 
Michele Li apes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 

II. SOMA GARDENS FENCE PROJECT, Phase I, II, III 

Joseph Ingenito, S.F. League of Urban Gardeners, presented 
revisions to the fence project in response to previous 
Commissioner recommendations that the fence be transparent 
instead of wood in order to preserve the visibility of the 
mural. Mr. Ingenito proposed a black steel mesh fence with 
two 12-foot arched gates. 

Motion to approve SOMA Gardens Fence Project, 

Phase I, II, III 

Motion: Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 



III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT DOMESTIC TERMINAL STATIONS/CONTRACT 5706, 
Phase II 
Sylvia Kwan, Kwan Henmi Architecture & Planning, Inc., 
reviewed the design concept. She elaborated on the design 
development for the terminal stations and bridges. For the 
stations the structural elements will be fan-shaped tubular 
connections. The lighting for the room element will come 
from the top of the barrier walls. The barrier walls, which 
are part of the guiderail package, will be stainless steel 
on top and painted metal below. The floor pattern will be 
concrete with diagonal striping. For the bridge, there will 
be glazing on the outboard side. The structure inside will 
be more finished. The ceiling will retain its open structure 
and will be of a higher-quality material. For the floor 
finish, the team will select a carpet with more life and 
movement. Ms. Kwan made the other following points: the two 
terminuses will be clad in painted metal; the lighting is a 
linear concept; the underside of the canopy will be 
indirectly lit; the light will be bright at the edges and 
softer in the center; signage will conform with other IT 
signage; route maps will also be provided; the glazing at 
the bridge will be laminated frit glass; the roofing at the 

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bridge will be white with a gray membrane; the station roof 
will be corrugated metal; the lighting on the bridge will be 
an indirect lighting that washes the ceiling. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 
about the lighting in the station, Ms. Kwan answered that 
the lighting will be on top to catch the shell in a wash of 
light. 

Commissioner Meyer said the design was more developed than 
previously. He suggested that the fans be sized as they were 
in the model instead of as in the drawing. He expressed 
reservations about the column itself. He said he would 
prefer something more elaborate, such as a widening of the 
base or a tapering. He said that something more lateral 
would be better. 

Commissioner Rogers said that he liked the upgrade of the 
materials for the second ceiling, and that he thought the 
design goals had been met. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Airport Rail Transit Domestic Terminal 
Stations/Contract 5706, Phase II 
Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



IV. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 
TRANSIT GUIDEWAY/CONTRACT 5 700A, Ph 
Scott Danielson, Transit Guideway Consul 
presented Phase III of the east loop. He 
had originally shown the GFRC panel shap 
geometry of the guideway. Subsequently i 
it would be more effective to extend the 
panels will be used to carry through the 
change was that the planting screens hav 
the center line of the column because of 
evaluate the alignment. Bars will surrou 
that a continuous green element will be 



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said that the team 
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geometry. Steel 

geometry. The other 
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In answer to a question from Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 
about the transition from concrete to steel, Mr. Danielson 
answered that the steel panels would be a color to match the 
concrete. The boxed girder would be a darker gray. The team 
will coordinate with Kwan Henmi on color tones. 

Commissioner Meyer expressed reservations about the steel to 
concrete transition. He objected to the proposal to make the 
steel look like concrete. He proposed instead a subtle 
distinction between steel and concrete. Mr. Danielson 
agreed. 

Commissioner Rogers expressed his concern about plans for 
plantings in a difficult environment. He asked that the 
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The Commissioners agreed to approve Phase III with the 
understanding that there would be a texture or color 
differentiation between the steel and concrete at columns 32 
and 57. The team accepted the recommendation. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Airport Rail Transit Guideway/Contract 5700A, 
Phase III. 
Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/EMPLOYEE PARKING 

FACILITY #3/C0NTRACT 5602, Phase I 
Denis Henmi , Kwan Henmi Associates, introduced the 
conceptual design for the 1600-car employee parking garage 
at the intersection of Roads R6 and R9 . Adjacent projects 
will be the Dobbs Building and the United Airlines Ground 
Service Equipment Building. The design will be a four-bay 
doubled threaded helix, designed to accommodate inbound 
traffic quickly without competing with outbound traffic. 
Inbound and outbound lanes, two each, will be at R6 . Mr. 
Henmi described the proposed bays, vertical columns, and 
security grill system at the base. There will be a walkway 
providing for disabled access at the southerly facade. At 
the north elevation, there will be three elevator cabs and a 
glass-enclosed stairway. 

Commissioner Rogers said that he hoped the landscaping would 
remain. He thought the style of the building would be more 
honest if the lines were vertical. Commissioner Gatti said 
that the design was creative for a parking garage. 

Commissioner Meyer thought the parking entrance needed to be 
more significantly defined. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed concern about 
arrivals that were out of direction. Mr. Henmi answered that 
traffic engineers had carefully analyzed the exit and 
entrance locations. In answer to a second question about 
protection for pedestrians, Mr. Henmi said that there would 
be a canopy. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith also expressed his hope for a 
coordinated landscaping program for the entire airport. It 
was answered that the Airport would retain a consultant for 
that work. 

Commissioner Meyer declined to vote for approval because of 
the entrance hierarchy. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 

Airport/Employee Parking Facility #3/Contract 5602, Phase I 

Motion: Gatti 

For: Gatti, Freebairn-Smith, Rogers 

Against: Meyer 

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VI. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/NORTH & SOUTH 
INTERNATIONAL PARKING GARAGES /CONTRACT 5600, Phase III 

Peter Hockaday, ED2/MBT, presented the final drawings for 
the project. He said that, though there had been no 
significant changes since Phase II, minor changes had 
occurred as a consequence of value engineering. The 
detailing for the metal screen has been simplified. The 
horizontal fin has been eliminated from the aluminum skin. 
The Commissioners complimented the design team on the job. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International Airport/North 
& South International Parking Garages/Contract 5600, 
Phase III. 
Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/CONCOURSE H/AIRPORT 
BART STATION/CONTRACT 5670, Phase III 

Jim Fong , ED2/MBT, presented the final drawings and changes 
that had resulted from value engineering. The bomb-blast 
wall has been simplified. Panels have been adjusted to hide 
the structure. Also, the glass wall at the BART level has 
been given a more uniform colonnade appearance. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Meyer about the 
light, Mr. Fong said that there would be a series of four 
uplights at each tree column. He also described discussions 
about the possibility of a sculpture by environmental artist 
Ned Kahn beneath the skylight. Mr. Fong said that the 
project team is attempting to place the downspouts inside 
the columns. In response to a question from Commissioner 
Gatti about advertising in kiosks, Mr. Fong said that 
currently there were no plans for advertising panels. 

Commissioner Meyer expressed his support for the attempt to 
place the downspouts within the columns. 

Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Concourse H/Airport Bart Station/Contract 5670, 
Phase III 
Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



The meeting adj^oi^rned at 5:30, p.m 
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NOTICE: With respect to agenda items, member of the public may address 
the Committee when the item is reached in the meeting after the presentation 
by the item representative. Speaker cards are available at all meetings. For 
information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy 
Gonchar, Assistant Director, San Francisco Art Commission (415) 252-2584. 




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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF PHASE(S), 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. (PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II DESIGN 
DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL 
APPROVAL) 



I. Roll Call: Commissioners Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Meyer, Rogers 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT MAINTENANCE FACILITY/CONTRACT 5701 

Phase II 

John Haymaker, Hertzka & Knowles 
Robert Wong, Associated Architects 
Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT REMOTE CORRIDOR STATIONS/CONTRACT 5709 
Phase I 

Kenji Murokami, Murokami Associates Architecture & Planning 
Willy Tsai, Project Manager, SFIA 

IV . PIONEER PARK PROJECT AT COIT TOWER 
Phase I 

Howard J. Wong, Joe Butler, Community Design Team 






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V. 1 1 83-87 MARKET STREET/CHANGE IN OFFICIAL SIDEWALK 
WIDTH 

Evan Rose, Planning Department 

Discussion and possible motion regarding proposal's consistency with the 

Market Street Beautification Plan 

VI. CONCRETE VS. GRANITE BANDING IN CROSSWALKS ON 
LOWER MARKET STREET FROM FREMONT TO STEUART 
STREETS 

Discussion and possible motion 

Bonnie Ng, DPW Landscape Architecture 

VIII. COMMISSIONER & STAFF REPORTS 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 



12/9/96 



A CCESSIBIHTY INFORM A TION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
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I MINUTES 
SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
^CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING 
Cftecember 16, 199 
25 Van Ness Avenue - Commission Meeting Room 

3 p.m. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAM 2 1997 

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City and County of 
San Francisco 



I. Roll Call 

Commissioners present: Emery Rogers, 
Rod Freebairn-Smith, William Meyer 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Richard Newirth, 
Michele Liapes 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 

II. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT MAINTENANCE FACILITY/CONTRACT 5701 
Phase II 

The project team of Willy Tsai , SFIA, John Haymaker, 
Hertzka & Knowles, and Robert Wong, Associated 
Architects, presented design development for the SFIA 
ART Transit Maintenance Facility. Precast elements 
will define the garage and create the base for the 
office structure. There is a strong horizontal element 
where the trains enter and exit from the third floor. 
There will be a natural lighting element incorporating 
a great deal of northern light. Fritted glass will be 
used for control of solar heat gain. The team 
presented the concrete samples for the horizontal and 
vertical elements. Colors will be silvers and grays 
with blue accenting. Plantings, which are to go in 
after the columns are installed, will be coordinated 
with all other plantings along McDonald Road. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Freebairn- 
Smith, Mr. Haymaker said that the surrounding wall for 
the fritted glass would be a silver finish. The glass 
will be one-inch. In response to a question from 
Commissioner Meyer about the treatment of the glass on 
the south wall, Mr. Haymaker said that the glass would 
be double-pane, and that miniblinds would be installed. 
Commissioner Meyer liked the sleek quality of the 
design on the north side. He expressed reservations 
about the punched window pattern on the south side. 
Commissioner Rogers said the style was appropriate for 
a maintenance building. In answer to questions from 
Commissioner Freebairn-Smith about pedestrian entry and 
rain cover, the team answered that they expected most 
people to park in the lower level and enter through the 
lobby. There will be a small entry on the west side, 
but little use is anticipated. 



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Motion to approve San Francisco International 
Airport/Airport Rail Transit Maintenance Facility/Contract 
5701, Phase II. 
Moved: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/AIRPORT RAIL 
TRANSIT REMOTE CORRIDOR STATIONS/CONTRACT 5 709, Phase I 

Willy Tsai , SFIA, and the project architects, Murokami 
Associates Architecture & Planning, presented the conceptual 
design for the two stations, one serving the rental car 
facility and the other serving the FOM maintenance facility. 
The southerly station serving the rental car facility has 
been designed to appeal to customers. It will have a main 
platform of 25 feet. The strip of land bordered by McDonald 
Road will become a plaza. There will be two platform 
canopies at this station, and one at the northern station. 
Both stations will be light structures enclosed in glass, 
allowing views of San Bruno Mountain. The structures will be 
open above the wall. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed concern about 
pedestrian comfort and a user-friendly ground experience. 
The Commissioners discussed the need for an overview of 
landscaping treatment. 

Commissioner Meyer liked the concept in general, and the 
variations for the canopy. He expressed concern about the 
intersection of the escalator, elevator and canopy. The 
Committee asked the team to come up with another way of 
handling the intersection and the way the objects were 
joined. The architects agreed. 

The Commissioners said that the design was on the right 
track but they would like to see further development. They 
also asked for drawings of the other nearby buildings to see 
how the stations worked with them. 

The Commissioners withheld approval of Phase I, pending 
development of the design in response to their comments and 
an opportunity to view the design in conjunction with 
drawings of surrounding buildings. They offered the team the 
option of returning for review of both Phase I and Phase II. 

IV. PIONEER PARK PROJECT 

Howard Wong, BOA, and Julie Christensen and Paulette 
Taggert, Community Design Team, presented the concept for 
Pioneer Park surrounding Coit Tower. Plans included 
enhancement of green space, the installation of handicapped 
access and after-hours restrooms, and the addition of 
walkways and terraces. 



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The proposed design calls for a new stairway extending from 
the Greenwich steps, a new access from the Filbert Steps, a 
gentle l-to-20-slope access ramp from the parking area, and 
the development of green space with California native 
plants . 

In answer to a question about funding, the team said that 
funding so far had come from the city and private donations, 
totaling $380,000. The team clarified the fact that the city 
will administer the project, and the money raised will be 
funneled back to DPW. 

The Commissioners expressed their approval of the project. 

Motion to approve Pioneer Project at Coit Tower, Phase I 
Moved: Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

V. 1083-87 MARKET STREET/CHANGE IN OFFICIAL SIDEWALK WIDTH 

Inge Horton, Planning Department, delivered specifics on a 
request to construct a parking bay in front of 1083-87 
Market Street. The purpose would be strictly for loading and 
unloading. The indentation of 8-1/4 feet would leave a 
remaining sidewalk width of 26 feet. One row of the two rows 
of trees would be removed at that spot. There are parking 
bays on other sections of Market Street. She raised the 
possibility of requests for bays from other hotels. 

In public testimony, Fred Kollerbohm, Engineer, said that 
the project was consistent with the Master Plan. He 
presented letters of support from other agencies. The only 
condition raised by those agencies was that the owner of the 
building, the Aida Hotel, pay for the costs. Other letters 
of support had been received from neighbors and the Market 
Street Association. 

John Wekselblatt cited incidents of trucks parked on the 
sidewalk. He expressed his support for the measure. 

Paul Boschetti, Aida Hotel owner, said the Police Department 
was also in agreement with the plan. He explained that 
Stevens Street behind the hotel was not adequate for busses. 

In response to a question from Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 
on the quality of materials and workmanship, Mr. Boschetti 
said that he planned to retain the design and high-quality 
materials. He said that the bay would reduce congestion and 
increase business for his hotel. 



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Commissioner Rogers expressed the Committee's agreement with 
the plan. Ms. Horton asked the Committee to write a letter 
saying that it had heard the issue. The Committee members 
agreed that the letter would include a stipulation that the 
quality of the materials, design, and workmanship be 
retained in accord with the Market Street Beautif ication 
Plan. 

VI. CONCRETE VS. GRANITE BANDING IN CROSSWALKS ON LOWER 
MARKET STREET FROM FREMONT TO STEUART STREETS 

Bonnie Ng , DPW Landscape Architecture, presented reasons for 
replacing granite with concrete in high-use areas. She 
described the deterioration, the inability of maintenance to 
keep up with the deterioration, and the resulting hazards to 
pedestrians. DPW is currently substituting concrete for 
granite within the bands in high-use crosswalks to expedite 
needed repairs. She said that, where concrete has been 
substituted, it has undergone less cracking than the granite 
from the vibration caused by the underground transit 
systems. Ms. Ng also discussed the cost of granite and the 
difficulty of obtaining it. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said substitution of lower- 
grade materials was a downgrade of the city's investment. 
He said the issue was one of funding more maintenance 
through a special assessment. 

Mr. Newirth advised that such an assessment would have to go 
before the voters. 

Commissioner Meyer questioned the long-term durability of 
concrete. 

Emphasizing the Committee's advisory role, Commissioner 
Rogers said the consensus was to resist the downgrading of 
materials. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there was a 
way to help DPW apply for funds that would support a study 
to determine what materials would make handsome, durable 
replacements . 

Mr. Newirth suggested that those present discuss the issue 
with others, including businesses and other constituencies 
with the capacity to provide strong support. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 



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Mic$e-i"e Liapes , I Program Assistant. 



Approved. 




Richard Newirth, Director